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Pau·li exclusion principle(pô′lē, pou′-)
See exclusion principle.
[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
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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|Noun||1.||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|