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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All heuristic approaches do not differ significantly from each other in terms of measurement accuracy and constraint management at the lower bound level.
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.
This has raised fears that even a substantial cut in trade-distorting support from bound levels might not lead to very substantial reductions in actual subsidies.