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ground state

n.
The state of least possible energy in a physical system, as of elementary particles. Also called ground level.

ground state

or

ground level

n
(General Physics) the lowest energy state of an atom, molecule, particle, etc. Compare excited4

ground′ state`


n.
the state of least energy of a particle, as an atom, or of a system of particles.
[1925–30]

ground state

The state of lowest possible energy, especially of subatomic particles. When subatomic particles, such as electrons and neutrons, are at a higher level of energy than their ground states, they emit radiation.
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Noun1.ground state - (physics) the lowest energy state of an atom or other particle
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
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In order to obtain stationary state of the series, first differences of the series are considered.
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These factors will weigh against the achievement of a stationary state.
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John Stuart Mill's discussion of "The Stationary State," in his Principles of Political Economy, is particularly apt on this point as it relates to economic growth.
The system described in the paper is integrative in an open loop, which means that there is no control signal, which produces the stationary state at the output.
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But Mill, unlike Smith, Ricardo, and the other classical economists, believed the stationary state to be a desirable outcome for society.