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binding energy

n.
1. The net energy needed to decompose a molecule, atom, or nucleus into its components.
2. The net energy needed to remove an atomic electron to an infinitely remote position from its orbit.

binding energy

n
1. (General Physics) the energy that must be supplied to a stable nucleus before it can undergo fission. It is equal to the mass defect
2. (General Physics) the energy required to remove a particle from a system, esp an electron from an atom

bind′ing en`ergy


n.
1. the energy required to decompose a molecule, atom, or nucleus into its constituent particles.
2. the energy required to separate a single particle or group of particles from a molecule, atom, or nucleus.
[1930–35]
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Noun1.binding energy - the energy required to separate particles from a molecule or atom or nucleusbinding energy - the energy required to separate particles from a molecule or atom or nucleus; equals the mass defect
energy, free energy - (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs; "energy can take a wide variety of forms"
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