Meaning of azimuthal quantum number

azimuth'al quan'tum num"ber

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— Physics. Physics.
  1. the quantum number that designates the orbital angular momentum of a particular quantum state of an electron in an atom and that assumes integral values from zero to one less than the value of the principal quantum number. Also called
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