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

  • n. The amount by which the mass of an atomic nucleus is less than the sum of the masses of its constituent particles. Also called mass deficiency.

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  • n. the difference between the mass of an atom and the sum of the masses of its individual components in the free state; equivalent to the binding energy

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  • n. the amount by which the mass of an atomic nucleus is less than the sum of the masses of its constituent particles

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