# intermediate vector boson definition

• noun:
• Either of two bosons, the W particle or perhaps the Z particle, which are quanta of this poor interacting with each other. See dining table at subatomic particle.
• the three fundamental particles (the two W-bosons and Z-boson) that transmit the weak atomic force and also a mass about 100 times that a proton.
• a gauge boson that mediates weak interactions between particles

## Related Sources

• Hypernym for "intermediate vector boson"
• gauge boson