virtual state


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virtual state

[′vər·chə·wəl ′stāt]
(nuclear physics)
An unstable state of a compound nucleus which has a lifetime many times longer than the time it takes a nucleon, with the same energy as it has in the virtual state, to cross the nucleus.
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As a result, we find ourselves in a virtual state of siege.
Today, with Trump's foreign policy akin to the old TV game 'Jeopardy,' the two are in a virtual state of war.
Ever since the horrific events in Paris 20 months ago, along with the Nice seafront atrocity, French citizens have endured a virtual state of emergency, with heavily armed special security teams patrolling the streets, ensuring that their very presence deters any would-be terrorist from their evil actions.
4962567) described in the latest issue of the journal Physics of Plasmas, are based on a concept called quantum electrodynamics (QED), which states that a strong electric field can convert matter-antimatter particles from a virtual state to a real one, where they are directly observable.
Since September, fighting has intensified in Taiz, and almost 240,000 vulnerable civilians are living under a virtual state of siege.
He stressed almost 240 000 vulnerable civilians are living under a virtual state of siege in Taiz since September.
We live in a virtual state and nobody is interested in the census either.
Hawaii has a virtual state prohibition, as its four populated counties have gotten rid of plastic bags at grocery checkouts, with the last one beginning enforcement in July 2015.
It made her Iron Lady myth, defined her greatness, and is probably why she's ended up with a virtual state funeral.
If Palestinian and Arab officials fail to change their approach to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, they will soon be talking about a virtual people, as well as a virtual state.
The pair of them were spotted on CCTV in a virtual state of undress but it was only when they move to a doorway we had to send a patrol out.

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