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hyperfine structure

[hahy-per-fahyn, hahy-] /ˈhaɪ pərˈfaɪn, ˌhaɪ-/
noun, Physics.
the splitting of the lines of an atomic spectrum, produced by the angular momentum of the nucleus of the atom.
Compare fine structure.
Origin of hyperfine structure
1925-30; hyper- + fine1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperfine-structure

hyperfine structure

the splitting of a spectral line of an atom or molecule into two or more closely spaced components as a result of interaction of the electrons with the magnetic moments of the nuclei Compare fine structure See also Zeeman effect
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