Definition of exclusion principle in English:

Share this entry

exclusion principle

(in full Pauli exclusion principle)

noun

See Pauli, Wolfgang.
Example sentences
  • In 1925, Wolfgang Pauli gave physics his exclusion principle as a way to explain the arrangement of electrons in an atom.
  • As Wolfgang Pauli's famous exclusion principle states, identical fermions cannot occupy the same quantum state at the same time.
  • The quantum exclusion principle undergirds the fixed structure of the periodic table.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ex·clu·sion prin·ci·ple

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.