Multiplet meaning

mŭltə-plĕt, -plĭt
A spectral line having more than one component, representing slight variations in the energy states characteristic of an atom.
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Any group of subatomic particles that are similar in most properties, but have different electric charges, such as the nucleons, which form a doublet, or the pions, which form a triplet.
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A set of quantum mechanical states that are related to each other and whose single energy level can be split into a specific number of distinct energy levels.
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A line in a spectrum composed of a group of related lines.
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(physics) A spectral line that has multiple components.
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(chemistry) A compound peak produced in several forms of spectroscopy.
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(physics) Any of several groupings of subatomic particles that share most properties, but have different charges.
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Origin of multiplet

  • multipl(e) (doubl)et

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition