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ionization potential

noun, Physics.
the energy required to remove an electron from an atom.
Origin of ionization potential
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
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ionization potential

the energy usually required to remove an electron from an atom, molecule, or radical, usually measured in electronvolts I Compare electron affinity
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