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magic number

n.
1. Any of the numbers, 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82, or 126, that represent the number of neutrons or protons in strongly bound and exceptionally stable atomic nuclei.
2. Sports The number of wins by a leading team and losses by its closest competitor required in order for the leading team to capture a championship or secure a playoff spot.

magic number

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1. (General Physics) physics any of the numbers 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82, and 126. Nuclides with these numbers of nucleons appear to have greater stability than other nuclides
2. (Chemistry) chem a number of atoms that is particularly stable in certain types of compound that have clusters of the same type of atom
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Noun1.magic number - the atomic number of an extra stable strongly bound atomic nucleus: 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82 or 126magic number - the atomic number of an extra stable strongly bound atomic nucleus: 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82 or 126
atomic 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
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Some conjurers say that number three is the magic number, and some say number seven.
Yes, yes, thirty -- that is a magic number. There are three tens -- three, that divine number!
With an 8-1 win over the Quad Citites River Bandits on Monday night, the Kane County Cougars dropped their magic number to 3.
Summary: Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 09 (ANI): Claiming that they have the magic number, Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday said that Governor Vajubhai Vala can take the decision to call them to form the government in Karnataka as the Congress-JD(S) tally is now "tragic".
The Rockies' magic number to clinch a playoff berth is two.
That is not a magic number, however, having trespassed to lows of 2,796.34 on August 2, which would be the next potential downside tripwire.
Potential foster carers are being called on to help Renfrewshire Council hit the magic number of 100 people in the rewarding role.
Relying on creating a magic number of new participants necessitates the lost career potential of most of the women who come before this magic number.
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Roll a standard die (mentally if you wish) to obtain your magic number. You are to continue the tour starting with the city you spent the night by spelling repeatedly your magic number, xing out the cities as you go.
And it turns out that 40 per cent is the magic number when it comes to flashing the flesh.
''I believe we can eventually drop our magic number to zero with a team effort.