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degenerate state

noun
1.
Usually, degenerate states. Physics. a quantum state of a system, having the same energy level as, but a different wave function from, another state of the system.
Origin of degenerate state
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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  • This is then the degenerate state of the father's nervous system.

    A Plea for the Criminal James Leslie Allan Kayll
  • It offered one more assurance, had I needed it, of the degenerate state of the civilization upon which I was turning my back.

    Frenzied Fiction Stephen Leacock

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