odd term

odd term

[′äd ‚tərm]
(atomic physics)
A term of an atom or molecule for which the sum of the angular-momentum quantum numbers of all the electrons is odd, so that the states have odd parity; designated by a superscript o or u.
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An inquiry will afford us amusement," [I thought this an odd term, so applied, but said nothing] "and, besides, Le Bon once rendered me a service for which I am not ungrateful.
Within the restorative justice process described by Sered, persons responsible for harm are described as "doing sorry." Sered recounts a brief story of how this odd term spontaneously emerged in a conversation with a client during a discussion of his case.
The court relied on an earlier Ninth Circuit decision granting standing to a group of plaintiffs composed of whales, dolphins and porpoises, standing being an odd term to describe creatures having fins and tails, but no feet.
The august organization defines this odd term as, "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people."
The volume's qualities make it nothing less than a work of ethno-anthropology, an odd term to use here, but the right one.
That odd term "cognizable" is meant to capture this understanding.
This may look a little odd term to some Pakistanis but it is also a fact that these countries have established state-of-the-art hospitals and employee top quality surgeons and physicians.
The idea is to get the garden ship shape - an odd term to use for horticulture, I admit, but I can think of nothing more appropriate that doesn't involve double meanings.
It's an odd term. Amy Winehouse is a singer songwriter, and she doesn't sound like James Morrison, Liam Gallagher is a singer songwriter.
Nonetheless, the text is informative and I did come across the odd term I'd not heard before, such as 'yardang' [defined by Wikipedia as 'a wind-abraded ridge found in a desert environment'].
'Case studies', the category for the last section, is an odd term when the 'case' is excluded.