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ENERGY STATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does energy state mean? 

ENERGY STATE (noun)
  The noun ENERGY STATE has 1 sense:

1. a definite stable energy that a physical system can have; used especially of the state of electrons in atoms or molecules

  Familiarity information: ENERGY STATE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENERGY STATE (noun)


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Meaning:

A definite stable energy that a physical system can have; used especially of the state of electrons in atoms or molecules

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

energy level; energy state

Context example:

according to quantum theory only certain energy levels are possible

Hypernyms ("energy state" is a kind of...):

energy ((physics) the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs)


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