Definition of Ground state

1. Noun. (physics) the lowest energy state of an atom or other particle.

Generic synonyms: State
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics

Definition of Ground state

1. Noun. (physics) the stationary state of lowest energy of a particle or system of particles ¹

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Medical Definition of Ground state

1. The state of a nucleus, atom or molecule at its lowest energy. All other states are excited. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ground State

ground pounder
ground proximity warning system
ground proximity warning systems
ground rattler
ground rent
ground roller
ground rose
ground rule
ground rules
ground shark
ground sharks
ground sloth
ground snake
ground spider
ground squirrel
ground state (current term)
ground stroke
ground substance
ground swell
ground swells
ground tackle
ground tissue
ground water
ground wave
ground zero
ground zeroes

Literary usage of Ground state

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Repopulation of the ground state Another process of great importance is the nonradiative repopulation of the ground electronic state. ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"*~e There have been a number of calculations directed toward explicating the spectrum of biphenyl.7"11 These calculations probe only the ground-state ..."

3. Yang-Mills, Kaluza-Klein, and the Einstein Program by Robert Hermann (1978)
"... which is again the usual Poynting formula for the energy in the electromagnetic field. 11 . ZERO ENERGY ( “ground state”) ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS . ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of the Vice Chancellor by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Henry Maddock, Thomas Charles Geldart, Sir Thomas Plumer, John Leach (1821)
"... at any other Mills or Mill than the said Mills of the said Plaintiffs, any Corn, Grain or Malt spent or used in a ground state in their respective ..."

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