anomalous series

anomalous series

[ə′näm·ə·ləs ′sir·ēz]
(atomic physics)
A series of spectral lines associated with atomic energy levels whose Rydberg corrections do not vary smoothly with total quantum number, generally because they involve excitation of two electrons. Also known as abnormal series.
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For police organizations, seizing on an anomalous series of shootings as evidence of cop hatred can transform the debates over such issues as funding for police departments, aggressive police tactics, police militarization, the use of Tasers, searches and pat-downs, and police transparency and accountability.
The trial, which should be classified with the thousands of others like it in the series of some 600 buste or bundles of documents classified as Processi criminali of the Venetian Council of Ten, is located instead in an anomalous series of only three buste entitled Processi delegati ai rettori.

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