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.
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- degeneracy pressure,
- degenerate matter,
- degenerative joint disease,
Origin of degenerate state
First recorded in 1925–30
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