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

  • noun The strong nuclear force.
  • noun The strong nuclear force and the weak nuclear force, considered collectively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun physics The force that acts between nucleons and binds protons and neutrons into atomic nuclei; the residual strong force
  • noun physics The strong interaction that binds quarks and gluons together to form nucleons; the colour force


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