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The state of least possible energy in a physical system, as of elementary particles. Also called ground level.
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(General Physics) the lowest energy state of an atom, molecule, particle, etc. Compare excited4
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the state of least energy of a particle, as an atom, or of a system of particles.
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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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|Noun||1.||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"
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