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multiplet

[muhl-tuh-plet, -plit] /ˈmʌl təˌplɛt, -plɪt/
noun, Physics.
1.
a group of several related spectral lines, usually of nearly the same wavelengths.
Also called multiplet line.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; multi- + (tri)plet
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  • Lines searches are either wavelength ordered or multiplet ordered.
  • The multiplet-averaged data can be retrieved for arbitrary atoms and ions.
British Dictionary definitions for multiplet

multiplet

/ˈmʌltɪˌplɛt; -plɪt/
noun (physics)
1.
a set of closely spaced lines in a spectrum, resulting from small differences between the energy levels of atoms or molecules
2.
a group of related elementary particles that differ only in electric charge
Word Origin
from multiple; on the model of doublet
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