from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The statistics used in statistical mechanics to describe the behavior of large numbers of fermions.
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- noun (physics) law obeyed by a systems of particles whose wave function changes when two particles are interchanged (the Pauli exclusion principle applies)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[After Enrico Fermi and Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, who developed the statistics.]
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