wavefunction

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From wave +‎ function.

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wavefunction (plural wavefunctions)

  1. (physics) A mathematical function that describes the propagation of the quantum mechanical wave associated with a particle (or system of particles), related to the probability of finding the particle in a particular region of space.
    • 2011, Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw, The Quantum World, Allen Lane 2011, p. 41:
      The interpretation of the wavefunction was one of the thorny issues facing the early pioneers of quantum theory.

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