bound level

bound level

[′bau̇nd ‚lev·əl]
(nuclear physics)
An energy level in a nucleus so close to the ground state that it can only decay by gamma emission.
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Having noted the recent range bound level of oil prices, they expressed an expectation that stronger demand for oil in 2010 would be offset by extra supply from outside OPEC.
the s-wave potential could have one more bound level than the p-wave potential.
Meanwhile, in a secret memo that month, Ukraine advised the 156 other members of the World Trade Organization that it planned to raise maximum tariffs on some 350 imported goods over bound levels, affecting some $5 billion in 2011 imports.