Meaning of “beta decay” in the English Dictionary

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"beta decay" in British English

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beta decaynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbiː.tə dɪˌkeɪ/ us /ˈbeɪ.t̬ə dɪˌkeɪ/ specialized

the process in which a neutron breaks up into a proton and an electron

(Definition of “beta decay” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)