a standard which it is impossible to gauge correctly on both the placement and the momentum of a particle at a particular point in time. It stems from the fact that the act of gauging will itself impede upon the system being gauged in unpredictable manners.

UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE: "The uncertainty factor is commonly referred to as the Heisenberg principle."
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