from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state of least possible energy in a physical system, as of elementary particles.

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  • noun physics the stationary state of lowest energy of a particle or system of particles

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  • noun (physics) the lowest energy state of an atom or other particle


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