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mass' de"fect



Physics.
the amount by which the mass of an atomic nucleus differs from the sum of the masses of its constituent particles, being the mass equivalent of the energy released in the formation of the nucleus. Cf. binding energy.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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