strong force

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strong force

The force that arises from the strong interaction of quarks.

[From the fact that it is stronger than the other fundamental forces and holds the nucleus together despite the mutual repulsion of protons.]

strong′ force′

the short-range attractive force between baryons that holds together the nucleus of the atom.
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Noun1.strong force - (physics) the interaction that binds protons and neutrons together in the nuclei of atoms; mediated by gluons
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
fundamental interaction, interaction - (physics) the transfer of energy between elementary particles or between an elementary particle and a field or between fields; mediated by gauge bosons
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