steady state

noun
Updated on: 7 Jan 2018

Definition of steady state

: a state or condition of a system or process (such as one of the energy states of an atom) that does not change in time; broadly : a condition that changes only negligibly over a specified time

steady-state

adjective

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First Known Use of steady state

1885


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steady state

noun

medical Definition of steady state

1 : a state or condition of a system or process (as one of the energy states of an atom) that does not change in time
2 : a state of physiological equilibrium especially in connection with a specified metabolic relation or activity

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