binding energy(redirected from mass deficiency)
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energy that would be released if a particular atomic nucleus were formed through the combination of individual protons and neutrons.
Synonym(s): fusion energy
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binding energyThe minimum energy needed to dissociate an atomic nucleus into neutrons and protons—neutron binding energies (BEs) remove neutrons from the nucleus; proton BEs remove protons from the nucleus; electron BEs remove electrons.
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bind·ing en·er·gy(bīnd'ing en'ĕr-jē)
The force of attraction that holds an electron in its corresponding orbital shell.
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