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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Bohr′ the`ory(n.)

  1. a quantum theory in which electrons move around an atomic nucleus in distinct circular orbits corresponding to quantized energy levels.

    Category: Physics

Origin of Bohr theory:

1920–25; after N. Bohr

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bohr theory(noun)

    (physics) a theory of atomic structure that combined Rutherford's model with the quantum theory; electrons orbiting a nucleus can only be in certain stationary energy states and light is emitted when electrons jump from one energy state to another

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