Meaning of “quark” in the English Dictionary

"quark" in British English

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quarknoun [ C ]

uk /kwɑːk/ us /kwɑːrk/

quark noun [ C ] (PHYSICS)

specialized physics one of the most basic forms of matter that make up the heavier elementary particles:

Atoms are made up of smaller particles - protons, neutrons and electrons - some of which are made up of even smaller ones, called quarks.

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

"quark" in American English

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quarknoun [ C ]

us /kwɑrk, kwɔrk/

physics one of the most basic forms of matter that make up atoms

(Definition of “quark” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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