Rydberg

noun

Ryd·​berg
ˈridˌbərg
plural -s
: the Rydberg constant especially when expressed in energy terms with maximum possible value of about 2.179 × 10−11 ergs

Word History

Etymology

after Johannes R. Rydberg †1919 Swedish physicist

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rydberg was in 1954

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“Rydberg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rydberg. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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