- a group of several related spectral lines, usually of nearly the same wavelengths.
Origin of multiplet
Also called multiplet line.
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- a set of closely spaced lines in a spectrum, resulting from small differences between the energy levels of atoms or molecules
- a group of related elementary particles that differ only in electric charge
Word Origin for multiplet
from multiple; on the model of doublet
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