magic number

,magic `number noun singular
a number that is important or has to be reached before something can happen:
The magic number of 65 is needed for a majority.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • magic number — UK / US noun [singular] a number that is important or has to be reached before something can happen The magic number of 65 is needed for a majority …   English dictionary

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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

  • magic number — atomic number, number of protons and neutrons in an atom …   English contemporary dictionary

  • magic number — noun the atomic number of an extra stable strongly bound atomic nucleus: 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82 or 126 • Hypernyms: ↑atomic number …   Useful english dictionary

  • magic number — noun 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… …   Wiktionary

  • 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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