wave function definition by Webster's New World
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Physics a mathematical expression, function, or quantity used in quantum mechanics to describe the wave, energy levels, eigenvalues, and locations in space of any moving particle, as an electron in an atom
wave function definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A mathematical function used in quantum mechanics to describe the propagation of the wave associated with any particle or group of particles.
wave function - Science Definition
A mathematical function used in quantum mechanics to describe the propagation of the wave associated with a particle or group of particles. The wave function is a solution to Schrdinger's equation, given the boundary conditions that describe the physical system in which the particle is found. The square of the function evaluated at a given point in space is proportional to the probability of finding the particle in the immediate vicinity of that position.