fundamental interaction(redirected from 4 fundamental forces)
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Any of the four most basic ways in which subatomic particles interact, comprising the strong, weak, electromagnetic, and gravitational interactions.
(General Physics) any of the four basic interactions that occur in nature: the gravitational, electromagnetic, strong, and weak interactions
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|Noun||1.||fundamental interaction - (physics) the transfer of energy between elementary particles or between an elementary particle and a field or between fields; mediated by gauge bosons|
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
electromagnetic interaction - an interaction between charged elementary particles that is intermediate in strength between the strong and weak interactions; mediated by photons
gravitational interaction - a weak interaction between particles that results from their mass; mediated by gravitons
color force, strong force, strong interaction - (physics) the interaction that binds protons and neutrons together in the nuclei of atoms; mediated by gluons