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A hypothetical, massive subatomic particle predicted by the standard model theory to explain discrepancies in elementary particle mass.
[From the fact that it is the fundamental particle of the Higgs field.]
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Higgs boson(hɪɡz) or
(General Physics) physics an elementary particle with zero spin and mass greater than zero, predicted to exist by electroweak theory and other gauge theories, discovered in 2012. Also called: God particle (informal)
[C20: named after Peter Higgs (born 1929), British theoretical physicist]
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