hyperfine

adjective
hy·​per·​fine | \ ˈhī-pər-ˌfīn How to pronounce hyperfine (audio) \

Definition of hyperfine

: being or relating to a fine-structure multiplet occurring in an atomic spectrum that is due to interaction between electrons and nuclear spin

First Known Use of hyperfine

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyperfine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperfine. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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