magic number

a) the number of neutrons or protons in nuclei which are required to fill the major quantum shells, and thus produce exceptionally stable nuclei - 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82 & 126
b) A metric used to determine a teams required performance to make the playoffs.

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  • magic number — Physics. the atomic number or neutron number of an exceptionally stable nuclide. [1945 50] * * * ▪ atomic structure       in physics, in the shell models of both atomic and nuclear structure, any of a series of numbers that connote stable… …   Universalium

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  • magic number — /mædʒɪk ˈnʌmbə/ (say majik numbuh) noun 1. any one of the numbers 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82, or 126; atomic nuclei containing these numbers of neutrons or protons have exceptional stability. 2. a number which seems to offer the promise of success. 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

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