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magnetic quantum number

noun, Physics.
the quantum number that designates the component of the orbital angular momentum in a fixed direction and that can assume all integral values between and including the orbital quantum number and the negative of the orbital quantum number.
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First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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magnetic quantum number in Science
magnetic quantum number  
The quantum number corresponding to the shape of electron subshells in an atom. Also called third quantum number. See Note at quantum number.
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