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strong force

n. 1 (context physics English) The color force, a fundamental force that is associated with the strong bonds, created by the associated bosons known as gluons, between quarks and other subatomic particles. 2 (context physics dated English) The nuclear force, a residual force responsible for the interactions between nucleons, deriving from the color force

strong force

n. (physics) the interaction that binds protons and neutrons together in the nuclei of atoms; mediated by gluons [syn: strong interaction, color force]

Usage examples of "strong force".

Up on those roofs a strong force of pro-Mother snipers with new-type weapons had been lying in wait for a chance like this.

There followed a short list calling for a moderately strong force of galleys to be sent, ostensibly to the Yards to begin preliminary work there.

Patrick Getty, a strong force in the January Society ever after, said January was talkative for some time after he learned of the missed attack on Kokura.

For a strong force of Orcs and Easterlings attempted to take their leading companies in an ambush.

Those soldiers stared in disbelief at the spectacle of a strong force from their own side heading toward the oncoming Makuraners rather than away from them.

Much of our fleet will remain here while a strong force steams to the convoy to help it beat off the feint.

Suddenly the little army ran into a strong force of Ice Warriors, the advance guard of Azaxyr's troops.

He looked up at the end of this, pale and shaken, and sent out a strong force to put his Cuban garrison back on its feet.

Ardwain broke through to the Governor and brought him out, but he ran into a strong force in Allansport.

If a strong force could be moved across the water, onto that spit, under the cover of the Swedish guns, the king would have his bridgehead.

Thou art the bridge from Tomorrow to Yesterday, for Positive to Negative, from nucleus's strong force thus to weak!

And in the days when the Builders had wrought with the Talent, then there had been a number together wielding their wills into a single strong force.

Todd just had to use his strong force of will to work past the resistance and get the body used to being healthy.