ground state

noun
(physics) the lowest energy state of an atom or other particle
Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy
Hypernyms: ↑state

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noun
: the energy level of an atomic electron system, atomic nucleus, or other systems of interacting elementary particles having the least energy of all its possible states — called also ground level

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Physics.
the state of least energy of a particle, as an atom, or of a system of particles. Also called ground level.
[1925-30]

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ground state noun
The state of a nuclear system, atoms, etc when at their lowest (or normal) energy
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Main Entry:ground

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ground state,
Physics. that state of energy of an atom in which the electrons are as near to the nucleus as possible; state of lowest energy. For hydrogen, the electron is at an average distance of.5 × 1010 meters from the proton.

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n. Physics the lowest energy state of an atom or other particle

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ground state — n. the lowest energy state of a particle, atom, etc …   English World dictionary

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  • ground state — pagrindinė būsena statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. ground state; principal state vok. Grundzustand, m rus. основное состояние, n pranc. état fondamental, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • ground state — noun Date: 1926 the state of a physical system (as of an atomic nucleus or an atom) having the least energy of all the possible states called also ground level …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ground state — Physics. the state of least energy of a particle, as an atom, or of a system of particles. Also called ground level. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • ground state — noun the stationary state of lowest energy of a particle or system of particles …   Wiktionary

  • ground state — the condition of lowest energy of a nucleus, atom, or molecule, as opposed to the excited state …   Medical dictionary

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