mass defect


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mass defect

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.

mass defect

n
(Atomic Physics) physics the amount by which the mass of a particular nucleus is less than the total mass of its constituent particles. See also binding energy
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Noun1.mass defect - the amount by which the mass of an atomic nucleus is less than the sum of the masses of its constituent particlesmass defect - the amount by which the mass of an atomic nucleus is less than the sum of the masses of its constituent particles
mass - the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
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