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Heisenberg uncertainty principle

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noun Hei·sen·berg uncertainty principle \ˈhī-zən-ˌbərg-, -ˌbərk-\

Definition of Heisenberg uncertainty principle

  1. :  uncertainty principle —called also Heisenberg's uncertainty principle



Origin of heisenberg uncertainty principle

Werner Heisenberg


First Known Use: 1939


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