exclusion principle

noun

Definition of exclusion principle

: a principle in physics: no two particles (such as electrons) in an atom or molecule can have the same set of quantum numbers

called also Pauli exclusion principle

First Known Use of exclusion principle

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Exclusion principle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exclusion%20principle. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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