boson [boh-son] ExamplesWord Origin noun Physics.
- any particle that obeys Bose-Einstein statistics: bosons have integral spins: 0, 1, 2, …
For 50 years, scientists had predicted the existence of the particle we now know as Higgs boson, which gives mass to matter.
October 12, 2013
Historical Examples of boson
I have written to secure my grandson Boson a view of the ceremony.
Duchesse De Dino
The mate and boson, with about fifteen of the crew—Samoans and Tongans—were on board.
First thing the mate knew, the boson and the crew were killed in the first rush.
There,’ says our new-made ensign to our boson, ‘what it says.
James Brendan Connolly
The angel of mercy has withdrawn from your boson a beloved child.
Abigail Stanley Hanna
British Dictionary definitions for boson boson noun
- any of a group of elementary particles, such as a photon or pion, that has zero or integral spin and obeys the rules of Bose-Einstein statisticsCompare fermion
Word Origin for boson C20: named after Satyendra Nath Bose; see -on Word Origin and History for boson n.
class of subatomic particles, named for Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose (1894-1974) + subatomic particle suffix -on.
boson in Science boson [bō′sŏn]
- Any of a class of elementary or composite particles, including the photon, pion, and gluon, that are not subject to the Pauli exclusion principle (that is, any two bosons can potentially be in the same quantum state). The value of the spin of a boson is always an integer. Mesons are bosons, as are the gauge bosons (the particles that mediate the fundamental forces). They are named after the physicist Satyendra Nath Bose. Compare fermion. See Note at elementary particle. See Table at subatomic particle.