Pauli exclusion principle

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Pau·li exclusion principle

 (pô′lē, pou′-)
[After Wolfgang Pauli.]

Pauli exclusion principle

(Atomic Physics) physics the principle that two identical fermions cannot occupy the same quantum state in a body such as an atom. Sometimes shortened to: exclusion principle

exclu′sion prin`ciple

the quantum-mechanical principle that no two identical particles having spin equal to half an odd integer can be in the same quantum state.
Also called Pauli exclusion principle.
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Noun1.Pauli exclusion principle - no two electrons or protons or neutrons in a given system can be in states characterized by the same set of quantum numbers
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"