energy level


Definition of energy level

: one of the stable states of constant energy that may be assumed by a physical system used especially of the quantum states of electrons in atoms and of nuclei

called also energy state

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Recent Examples on the Web There have been several changes along the way, but one constant for Stephen Peter, now in his 28th year as the boys’ head soccer coach at Friendswood High School, is that his energy level has rarely wavered. Ted Dunnam, Houston Chronicle, "Boys’ soccer: Friendswood’s Stephen Peter earns Hall of Honor induction," 13 Jan. 2020 Sometimes, opening up the hips can even alleviate some overall tension and perk up your energy levels. Lauren Bedosky,, "15 Hip Stretches Literally Every Body Will Benefit From," 13 Dec. 2019 The Celtics found a new energy level while the Bucks looked content to coast. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks 128, Celtics 123: Too close for comfort after most of a 27-point leads slipped away," 16 Jan. 2020 Of course, general healthy eating can have many benefits, such aslowered cholesterol, weight loss, improvement in mood and energy levels, among others. Kelsey Hurwitz, Woman's Day, "What Is the 80/20 Diet? Here’s Everything You Should Know," 27 Dec. 2019 Only when the votes neared in the evening did the chamber fill and the energy level rise. Peter Baker, New York Times, "A President Impeached, and a Nation Convulsed," 18 Dec. 2019 The researchers noted that thermal emissions decreased by approximately 6.8 percent and solar energy levels dropped approximately 18.6 percent. Fox News, "Saturn's moon Titan could give new insights into life on Earth," 5 Dec. 2019 To deduce its value, Hessels and colleagues had to measure the Lamb shift: the difference between hydrogen’s first and second excited energy levels, called the 2S and 2P states. Quanta Magazine, "Physicists Finally Nail the Proton’s Size, and Hope Dies," 11 Sep. 2019 Make sure your form looks good and your energy level is in a good place. Amy Eisinger, M.a., SELF, "Full-Body Strength Workout With Dumbbells," 31 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of energy level

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Energy level.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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