from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The principle that two particles of a given type, such as electrons, protons, or neutrons, cannot simultaneously occupy a particular quantum state. Also called Pauli exclusion principle.
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- n. no two electrons or protons or neutrons in a given system can be in states characterized by the same set of quantum numbers
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