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particle physics

[′pärd·ə·kəl ¦fiz·iks]
(physics)
The branch of physics concerned with understanding the properties and behavior of elementary particles, especially through study of collisions or decays involving energies of hundreds of megaelectronvolts or more. Also known as high-energy physics.
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