Applied to various mathematical constructs developed or inspired by Hamilton, as in Hamiltonian path, Hamiltonian cycle.
2. noun
a) In quantum mechanics, the observable, denoted by H, that corresponds to the total energy of the system.
b) A native or inhabitant of any city named Hamilton.

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