Zeeman effect

noun
Zee·man effect | \ˈzā-ˌmän-, -mən-\

Definition of Zeeman effect 

: the splitting of a single spectral line into two or more lines of different frequencies observed when radiation (such as light) originates in a magnetic field

First Known Use of Zeeman effect

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Zeeman effect

Pieter Zeeman

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