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  • n. A theoretical field associated with electroweak symmetry breaking, the quantum of which is the Higgs boson; interaction with this field is hypothesised to give elementary particles their mass.

Etymologies

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From Higgs ("a surname") + field; after the British physicist Peter Higgs, who is credited with proposing what is now called the Higgs mechanism.

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