from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The splitting of single spectral lines of an emission spectrum into three or more polarized components when the radiation source is in a magnetic field.
from The Century Dictionary.
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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Physics) The widening and duplication, triplication, etc., of spectral lines when the radiations emanate in a strong magnetic field, first observed in 1896 by P. Zeeman, a Dutch physicist, and regarded as an important confirmation of the electromagnetic theory of light.
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- noun physics the
splittingof single spectral linesinto three (or more) in the presence of a magnetic field
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[After Pieter Zeeman.]
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After Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist.
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