Bell's theorem


: a theorem in quantum physics: two particles that have interacted will continue to influence each other instantaneously following separation

Word History


after John Stewart Bell †1990 Irish physicist

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bell's theorem was in 1973

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“Bell's theorem.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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