isotopic spin


noun Physics.

a quantum number that is related to the number of different values of electric charge that a given kind of baryon or meson may have. Symbol: I

Nearby words

  1. isotonic exercise,
  2. isotonic sodium chloride solution,
  3. isotope,
  4. isotope geology,
  5. isotopic number,
  6. isotopy,
  7. isotretinoin,
  8. isotron,
  9. isotropic,
  10. isotype

Origin of isotopic spin

First recorded in 1935–40

Also called isospin, i-spin.

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British Dictionary definitions for isotopic spin

isotopic spin

noun

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Science definitions for isotopic spin

isotopic spin

[ī′sə-tŏpĭk]

See isospin.
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