wave-particle duality

Definitions of wave-particle duality
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n (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

Synonyms:
duality
Type of:
property
a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

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