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quantum number

One of a set of integers or half integers characterizing the energy states of an elementary particle or system of particles. Physical properties, such as charge and spin, are described by quantum numbers.
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quantum number

[′kwän·təm ‚nəm·bər]
(quantum mechanics)
One of the quantities, usually discrete with integer or half-integer values, needed to characterize a quantum state of a physical system; they are usually eigenvalues of quantum-mechanical operators or integers sequentially assigned to these eigenvalues.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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