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1. The strongest of the four fundamental interactions of nature, mediated by gluons and binding quarks together within hadrons.
2. An instance of this interaction.
(General Physics) physics an interaction between elementary particles responsible for the forces between nucleons in the nucleus. It operates at distances less than about 10–15 metres, and is about a hundred times more powerful than the electromagnetic interaction. Also called: strong nuclear interaction or strong nuclear force See interaction2
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|Noun||1.||strong interaction - (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"