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WIMP

 (wĭmp)
n.
Any of various hypothetical, massive subatomic particles that interact with matter only through gravity and the weak force and that are thought to contribute to a galaxy's missing mass.

[w(eakly) i(nteracting) m(assive) p(article).]

wimp

 (wĭmp) Slang
n.
A timid or unadventurous person: "the impression that he is a colorless, indecisive wimp, and not a leader among men" (James J. Kilpatrick).
intr.v. wimped, wimp·ing, wimps
To be timid or cowardly. Usually used with out: wimped out and refused to jump off the high diving board.

[Perhaps from whimper.]

wimp′ish adj.
wimp′y adj.

wimp

(wɪmp)
n
informal a feeble ineffective person
[C20: of unknown origin]
ˈwimpish, ˈwimpy adj

WIMP

(wɪmp)
acronym for
1. (Computer Science) windows, icons, menus (or mice), pointers: denoting a type of user-friendly screen display used on small computers: a WIMP system.
2. (General Physics) physics weakly interacting massive particle

wimp

(wɪmp)

n. Informal.
1. a weak, ineffectual, timid person.
v.
2. wimp out,
a. to be or act like a wimp.
b. to show timidity or cowardice; chicken out.
[1915–20, Amer.; orig. uncertain; compare whimper]
wimp′y, adj. wimp•i•er, wimp•i•est.

WIMP

(wɪmp)
n.
any of a group of weakly interacting elementary particles predicted by various unified field theories, as the W particle and Z-zero particle, that are characterized by relatively large masses.
[1985–90; W(eakly) I(nteracting) M(assive) P(article)]

wimp


Past participle: wimped
Gerund: wimping

Imperative
wimp
wimp
Present
I wimp
you wimp
he/she/it wimps
we wimp
you wimp
they wimp
Preterite
I wimped
you wimped
he/she/it wimped
we wimped
you wimped
they wimped
Present Continuous
I am wimping
you are wimping
he/she/it is wimping
we are wimping
you are wimping
they are wimping
Present Perfect
I have wimped
you have wimped
he/she/it has wimped
we have wimped
you have wimped
they have wimped
Past Continuous
I was wimping
you were wimping
he/she/it was wimping
we were wimping
you were wimping
they were wimping
Past Perfect
I had wimped
you had wimped
he/she/it had wimped
we had wimped
you had wimped
they had wimped
Future
I will wimp
you will wimp
he/she/it will wimp
we will wimp
you will wimp
they will wimp
Future Perfect
I will have wimped
you will have wimped
he/she/it will have wimped
we will have wimped
you will have wimped
they will have wimped
Future Continuous
I will be wimping
you will be wimping
he/she/it will be wimping
we will be wimping
you will be wimping
they will be wimping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wimping
you have been wimping
he/she/it has been wimping
we have been wimping
you have been wimping
they have been wimping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wimping
you will have been wimping
he/she/it will have been wimping
we will have been wimping
you will have been wimping
they will have been wimping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wimping
you had been wimping
he/she/it had been wimping
we had been wimping
you had been wimping
they had been wimping
Conditional
I would wimp
you would wimp
he/she/it would wimp
we would wimp
you would wimp
they would wimp
Past Conditional
I would have wimped
you would have wimped
he/she/it would have wimped
we would have wimped
you would have wimped
they would have wimped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wimp - a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washywimp - a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
doormat, weakling, wuss - a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
2.WIMP - a hypothetical subatomic particle of large mass that interacts weakly with ordinary matter through gravitation; postulated as a constituent of the dark matter of the universe
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
acronym - a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name
elementary particle, fundamental particle - (physics) a particle that is less complex than an atom; regarded as constituents of all matter
dark matter - (cosmology) a hypothetical form of matter that is believed to make up 90 percent of the universe; it is invisible (does not absorb or emit light) and does not collide with atomic particles but exerts gravitational force

wimp

noun (Informal) weakling, wet (Brit. slang), mouse, drip (informal), coward, jessie (Scot. slang), pussy (slang, chiefly U.S.), jellyfish (informal), sissy, doormat (slang), pussycat (Brit. informal), wuss (slang), milksop, softy or softie He's a total wimp, incapable of standing up for himself.
Translations
skvat
ištižėlislepšis
glevulis
kendine güvensiz kişi

wimp

[wɪmp] N he's a wimp (physically) → es un debilucho; (in character) → es un parado
wimp out VI + ADVrajarse

wimp

[ˈwɪmp] nfroussard(e) m/f

wimp

n (inf)Schwächling m, → Waschlappen m (inf)

wimp

[wɪmp] n (fam) → pappamolle m/f

wimp

(wimp) noun
a person lacking in courage or confidence.
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When two WIMPs meet, they annihilate each other to produce more familiar particles - including gamma rays.
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He said: "We played like wimps in the first half and I told my players that at half-time.
McCarthy reported that between July 2007 and September 2008, two of the experiment's 11 silicon detectors picked up a total of three signals consistent with those expected from WIMP interactions.
And other theoretical issues come into play when comparing one experiment with another, Freese says, such as whether the likelihood of a WIMP collision depends on the spin of the atomic nucleus it collides with.
If the detector spotted the daily fluctuation and the particles' paths proved consistent with the WIMP wind's direction, it could be compelling evidence that the signals came from dark matter.
Explaining the architecture of the cosmos requires vast amounts of dark matter; observations and calculations suggest that the Milky Way galaxy, home to the solar system, sits within a huge cloud of weakly interacting massive particles, conveniently acronymized as WIMPs.
The new data point to a WIMP with a mass in the range of 7-11 billion electronvolts.
In 2009, it announced the detection of two possible WIMP particles, a finding that might have been due to background interference and so remains unconfirmed.
Particle physics theory points toward weakly interacting massive particles, or WIMPs, as one of the most likely candidates.
But, in a series of talks delivered over the next few days in the US and Europe, they are expected to announce that their WIMP candidates have a mass of 30-60 gigaelectronvolts - roughly 30-60 times that of a single proton.
The lightest supersymmetric partner would be stable, making it an ideal candidate for the WIMP that physicists propose.