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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The net energy required to decompose a molecule, an atom, or a nucleus into its components.
  • n. The net energy required to remove an atomic electron to an infinitely remote position from its orbit.

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  • n. The energy needed to separate the constituent parts of an atom or nucleus; equivalent to the mass defect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the energy required to separate particles from a molecule or atom or nucleus; equals the mass defect

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