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English definition of “quark”

quark

noun [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.Atoms, molecules and sub-atomic particles

quark noun [C] (FOOD)

a type of soft white cheese
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