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noun Physics.
the energy required to remove an electron from an atom.
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Origin of ionization potential

First recorded in 1910–15
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ionization potential

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