wave-particle duality


wave-particle duality
noun
(physics) the property of matter and electromagnetic radiation that is characterized by the fact that some properties can be explained best by wave theory and others by particle theory
Syn: ↑duality
Derivationally related forms: ↑dual (for: ↑duality)
Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy
Hypernyms: ↑property

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wave-particle duality noun
The circumstance that light and other electromagnetic radiation behave like a wave motion when being propagated and like particles when interacting with matter
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