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multiplet

Line breaks: multi|plet
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌltɪplɪt
 
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Definition of multiplet in English:

noun

Physics
A group of closely associated things, especially closely spaced spectral lines or atomic energy levels, or subatomic particles differing only in a single property (e.g. charge or strangeness).
Example sentences
  • Saturation was thereby achieved by multiple photon absorption in thymine doublets and multiplets.

Origin

1920s: from multiple, on the pattern of words such as doublet and triplet.

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