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Noun: Bohr theory  bor thee-u-ree
  1. (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

Type of: atomic theory

Encyclopedia: Bohr theory