magnetic quantum number

noun

Definition of magnetic quantum number

: an integer that expresses the component of the quantized angular momentum of an electron, atom, or molecule in the direction of an externally applied magnetic field

First Known Use of magnetic quantum number

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Magnetic quantum number.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnetic%20quantum%20number. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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