metastable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

meta- +‎ stable

Adjective[edit]

metastable ‎(not comparable)

  1. (physics, chemistry) Of or pertaining to a physical or chemical state that is relatively long-lived, but may decay to a lower energy state when slightly perturbed or through a quantum transition.

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Noun[edit]

metastable ‎(plural metastables)

  1. A particle, etc. in the metastable state.

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