from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A diagram used in quantum electrodynamics and quantum chromodynamics to help describe and visualize the possible interactions between particles. Fermions are represented with straight lines, and bosons with wavy lines. Points of intersection indicate an interaction between the particles.
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- noun physics a
pictorial representationof the interactionsof subatomic particles, showing their pathsin spaceand timeas lines, and their interactions as pointswhere lines meet
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[After Richard Phillips Feynman.]
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