Balmer series



a series of lines in the visible spectrum of hydrogen.
noun
a series of lines in the hydrogen spectrum, discovered by Johann Jakob Balmer (1825–98) in 1885

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    mild and refreshing; soft; soothing: balmy weather. having the qualities of balm; aromatic; fragrant: balmy leaves. producing balm: balmy plants; a balmy shrub. Informal. crazy; foolish; eccentric. Contemporary Examples The surprisingly boring movie Contagion, has arrived, signaling the end of balmy youth for the field of infectious diseases. The Distorted Science of Contagion Kent Sepkowitz […]

  • Balminess

    mild and refreshing; soft; soothing: balmy weather. having the qualities of balm; aromatic; fragrant: balmy leaves. producing balm: balmy plants; a balmy shrub. Informal. crazy; foolish; eccentric. Historical Examples In this tranquil town, almost voluptuous in its richness of colour and balminess of atmosphere, you lose yourself in laziness. Brittany Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes […]



  • Balmung

    (in the Nibelungenlied) a sword seized from the Nibelungs by Siegfried. Historical Examples He should have the good sword Balmung as reward, they cried. Stories of Siegfried Mary MacGregor He thrust Balmung, his wonderful sword, deep into the monster’s body. Our Little German Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade If his war-coat can withstand the stroke of […]

  • Balneal

    of or relating to baths or bathing. adjective (rare) of or relating to baths or bathing adj. “pertaining to baths,” from Latin balneum “bath,” from Greek balaneion, of unknown origin.



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