from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An early model of atomic structure in which electrons travel around the nucleus in a number of discrete stable orbits determined by quantum conditions.
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- noun (physics) a theory of atomic structure that combined Rutherford's model with the quantum theory; electrons orbiting a nucleus can only be in certain stationary energy states and light is emitted when electrons jump from one energy state to another
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[After Niels Henrik David Bohr.]
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