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atomic number

n. Symbol Z Abbr. at. no.
The number of protons in an atomic nucleus.

atomic number

n
(General Physics) the number of protons in the nucleus of an atom of an element. Abbreviation: at. no. Symbol: Z Also called: proton number

atom′ic num′ber


n.
the number of protons in the nucleus of an atom of a given element, used to locate the element in the periodic table. Abbr.: at. no.; Symbol: Z
[1815–25]

atomic number

The number of protons in the nucleus of an atom. In electrically neutral atoms, this number is also equal to the number of electrons orbiting about the atom's nucleus. The atomic number of an element determines its position in the Periodic Table.

atomic number

1. Or proton number (Z) The number of protons in the nucleus of an atom. If not electrically charged, this is equal to the number of electrons in its shells.
2. The number of protons in the nucleus of an atom.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.atomic number - the order of an element in Mendeleyev's table of the elementsatomic number - the order of an element in Mendeleyev's table of the elements; equal to the number of protons in the nucleus or electrons in the neutral state of an atom of an element
number - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
magic number - the atomic number of an extra stable strongly bound atomic nucleus: 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82 or 126
Translations
atomové číslo
原子番号
atoomnummer
atomnummer
原子序

atomic number

n (Chem) → numero atomico