from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hypothetical particle that has only one pole of magnetic charge instead of the usual two. A magnetic monopole would be a basic unit of magnetic charge.
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- n. a hypothetical particle having an isolated north or south pole; the magnetic equivalent of an isolated electric charge
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a hypothetical subatomic particle having only one type of magnetic charge, the magnetic analogue of an electrically charged particle; it has only one magnetic pole instead of the two observed in all common magnetic object; -- it was still not observed as of 1998.
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- n. a hypothetical particle with a single magnetic pole instead of the usual two
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