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energy state

[′en·ər·jē ‚stāt]
(quantum mechanics)
An eigenstate of the energy (Hamiltonian) operator, so that the energy has a definite stationary value. Also known as eigenstate; energy eigenstate; quantum state; stationary state.
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To mitigate LOC-I accidents on landing, the target energy path should be a gradual reduction in the airplane's energy state so that only an appropriate amount of energy is maintained at touchdown.
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