Meaning of antiparticle


Pronunciation: (an'tē-pär"ti-kul, an'tī-), [key]
— n. Physics.
  1. a particle all of whose properties, as mass, spin, or charge, have the same magnitude as but, where appropriate, the opposite sign of a specific elementary particle; neutral pions, photons, and gravitons are considered to be their own antiparticles:Cf. antimatter, annihilation (def. 3). The positron is the antiparticle of the electron.
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