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subatomic particle

[¦səb·ə′täm·ik ′pärd·ə·kəl]
(physics)
A particle which is smaller than an atom, namely, an elementary particle or an atomic nucleus.
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This principle tells us that if there is an intrinsic property that is instantiated in the space occupied by some basic particles of matter, and if the instantiation of this property is not a logical consequence of the properties and relations of these basic particles of matter, then the basic particles of matter coincide with something that is really an intrinsic unity and not merely the aggregate of the basic particles that coincide with it.
Jacobson Resonance technology can enhance cellular communications, cooperativity and reorient the spin angular momenta of even the most basic particles which are atoms.
As physicists developed equations to describe the basic particles of matter and the forces governing them, one aspect of reality seemed missing: None of the particles would possess any mass.

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