noun see metastable

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  • Metastability — A metastable state of weaker bond (1), a transitional saddle configuration (2) and a stable state of stronger bond (3). Metastability (a long lived but not truly indefinite stability) describes the extended duration of certain equilibria acquired …   Wikipedia

  • metastability — noun An unstable but potentially long lived state of a system; for example, a supersaturated solution or an excited atom. Solomans belief that love is necessarily paradoxical issues from his attempt to define it as what Sartre would call a… …   Wiktionary

  • metastability — metastabilumas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Sistemos gebėjimas pereiti į stabilesnę būseną. atitikmenys: angl. metastability rus. метастабильность …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • metastability — metastabilumas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. metastability vok. Metastabilität, f rus. метастабильность, f pranc. métastabilité, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • metastability — See metastable. * * * …   Universalium

  • metastability — meta·stability …   English syllables

  • metastability — noun the quality of a physical system that persists in its existing equilibrium when undisturbed (or only slightly disturbed) but able to pass to a more stable equilibrium when sufficiently disturbed • Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Metastability in electronics — For other uses of the term, see Metastability. Metastability in electronics is the ability of a digital electronic system to persist for an unbounded time in an unstable equilibrium or metastable state.[1] In metastable states, the circuit may be …   Wikipedia

  • Metastability in the brain — In the field of computational neuroscience, the theory of metastability refers to the human brain’s ability to integrate several functional parts and to produce neural oscillations in a cooperative and coordinated manner, providing the basis for… …   Wikipedia

  • metastable — metastability /met euh steuh bil i tee/, n. /met euh stay beuhl, met euh stay /, adj. 1. Metall. chemically unstable in the absence of certain conditions that would induce stability, but not liable to spontaneous transformation. 2. Also, labile.… …   Universalium

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