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gauge theory

n. Physics
Any of various theories based upon a gauge symmetry. Current fundamental theories, such as the standard model of particle physics, are gauge theories.
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gauge theory

n
(Nuclear Physics) physics a type of theory of elementary particles designed to explain the strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions in terms of exchange of virtual particles
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