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orbital quantum number

noun, Physics.

azimuthal quantum number

noun, Physics.
1.
the quantum number that designates the orbital angular momentum of a particular quantum state of an electron in an atom and that assumes integral values from zero to one less than the value of the principal quantum number.
Also called orbital quantum number.
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azimuthal quantum number  
See under quantum number.
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