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- noun Any of the four most basic ways in which subatomic particles interact, comprising the strong, weak, electromagnetic, and gravitational interactions.
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- noun physics any of the
fundamental forcesthat actbetween elementary particles; each one is associatedwith an exchanged particle
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- noun (physics) the transfer of energy between elementary particles or between an elementary particle and a field or between fields; mediated by gauge bosons
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