Heisenberg uncertainty principle


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Heisenberg uncertainty principle

(ˈhaɪzənˌbɜːɡ)
n
(General Physics) a more formal name for uncertainty principle

uncer′tainty prin`ciple


n.
the quantum-mechanical principle, formulated by Heisenberg, that measuring either of two related quantities, as position and momentum or energy and time, produces uncertainty in measurement of the other.
[1930–35]
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