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WIMP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does WIMP mean? 

WIMP (noun)
  The noun WIMP has 2 senses:

1. a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
2. a hypothetical subatomic particle of large mass that interacts weakly with ordinary matter through gravitation; postulated as a constituent of the dark matter of the universe

  Familiarity information: WIMP used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WIMP (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

crybaby; wimp; chicken

Hypernyms ("wimp" is a kind of...):

doormat; weakling; wuss (a person who is physically weak and ineffectual)


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Meaning:

A hypothetical subatomic particle of large mass that interacts weakly with ordinary matter through gravitation; postulated as a constituent of the dark matter of the universe

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

weakly interacting massive particle; WIMP

Hypernyms ("WIMP" is a kind of...):

elementary particle; fundamental particle ((physics) a particle that is less complex than an atom; regarded as constituents of all matter)

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)

Domain usage:

acronym (a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name)

Holonyms ("WIMP" is a part of...):

dark matter ((cosmology) a hypothetical form of matter that is believed to make up 90 percent of the matter in the universe; it is invisible (does not absorb or emit light) and does not collide with atomic particles but exerts gravitational force)


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