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quan'tum chromodynam'ics



Physics.
a quantum field theory that describes quarks and gluons and their interactions, with the color of the quarks playing a role analogous to that of electric charge. Abbr.: QCD Also called chromodynamics. Cf. color (def. 18).

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quantum chemistryquantum electrodynamics
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