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mean life

noun, Physics.
1.
the average time that an unstable particle or nucleus survives before it decays.
Also called average life, lifetime.
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mean life

noun
1.
(physics) the average time of existence of an unstable or reactive entity, such as a nucleus, elementary particle, charge carrier, etc; lifetime. It is equal to the half-life divided by 0.693 15 τ
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