graviton graviton

Definition(s):

  • (n) a gauge boson that mediates the (extremely weak) gravitational interactions between particles

Usage(s):

  1. Pointlike particles, including the graviton, are likely to be tossed about by quantum foam, like Lilliputian boats to which ripples in the ocean loom as large waves.
  2. No experimental evidence has emerged to confirm the existence of its transmitting agent, the graviton.

News

  • Book Review: Requiem

    Reading a book functions similarly to a trip to the amusement park. Some works of literature are like The Graviton, following one narrator and providing a consistent voice no matter which seat is selected. Since each spot offers the same level of adventure, it's easy avoiding severe dips in fun throughout the ride's duration. Conversely some books employ a number of narrative voices...
    on July 8, 2013     Source: Mania

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