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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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