Definition of stationary state in English:

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stationary state


An unvarying condition in a physical process.
Example sentences
  • Even though the electron is in constant motion, it does not emit electromagnetic radiation from a stationary state.
  • The electron can not be said to be really ‘moving’ - an orbital is a stationary state.
  • Radiative emission and absorption corresponded to transitions between the stationary states, although Bohr gave no account of the mechanics of these transitions.

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Syllabification: sta·tion·ar·y state

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