Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A form of matter that is identical to ordinary matter except that it is composed of antielectrons, antiprotons, and antineutrons.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Physics) Matter whch is composed of antiparticles such as antiprotons, positrons, and antineutrons.

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  • noun physics Matter that is composed of the antiparticles of those that constitute normal matter.
  • noun physics A form of matter that has a key property, such as charge, opposite to that of ordinary matter.

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  • noun matter consisting of elementary particles that are the antiparticles of those making up normal substances

Etymologies

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From anti- +‎ matter.

Examples

  • Kobayashi and Maskawa hypothesized the existence of a third family of quarks, which are some of the building blocks from which all matter and antimatter is formed.

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  • McGregor joins the Brown franchise as Camerlegno Carlo Ventresca, a papal aide that assists Langdon and Vetra in their search for the canister in which the antimatter is contained.

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  • At the end of the story, the pope -- a religious fanatic -- dies, as does another character who proves to be a science fanatic, equally dangerous and more vicious besides, leaving open the question of whether harnessing antimatter is a good idea or not.

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  • At the end of the story, the pope -- a religious fanatic -- dies, as does another character who proves to be a science fanatic, equally dangerous and more vicious besides, leaving open the question of whether harnessing antimatter is a good idea or not.

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  • A long-term antimatter storage device that may be energized by a low power magnetron and can function autonomously for hundreds of hours on the energy provided by batteries.

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  • It releases antimatter, which is then channeled down a tube and reacts with a gaseous matter target.

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  • It releases antimatter, which is then channeled down a tube and reacts with a gaseous matter target.

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  • You know, he could take mathematics and make it fit into reality, and the same with, you know, Dirac, for example, with wedding quantum theory with Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity and then using it to predict antimatter, which is a fantastic prediction.

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  • You know, he could take mathematics and make it fit into reality, and the same with, you know, Dirac, for example, with wedding quantum theory with Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity and then using it to predict antimatter, which is a fantastic prediction.

    NPR Topics: News

  • There's one on the International Space Station right now called the antimatter magnetic spectrometer.

    NPR Topics: News

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