magic number definition

  • noun:
    • Any of the numbers, 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82, or 126, that represent how many neutrons or protons in strongly bound and exceptionally stable atomic nuclei.
    • Sports the sheer number of victories by a leading team and losings by its nearest rival required to ensure that the leading team to recapture a championship or secure a playoff spot.
    • the amount of neutrons or protons in nuclei that are required to fill the major quantum shells, and therefore produce exceptionally steady nuclei - 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82 & 126
    • A metric always figure out a group's needed performance to make the playoffs.
    • the atomic few an extra stable highly bound atomic nucleus: 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82 or 126

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