# 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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There has been no Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle guiding this measurement.

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