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nuclear

  

      adj  
1    of, concerned with, or involving the nucleus of an atom  
nuclear fission     
2      (Biology)   of, relating to, or contained within the nucleus of a cell  
a nuclear membrane     
3    of, relating to, forming, or resembling any other kind of nucleus  
4    of, concerned with, or operated by energy from fission or fusion of atomic nuclei  
a nuclear weapon     
5    involving, concerned with, or possessing nuclear weapons  
nuclear war, a nuclear strike     


nuclear bomb  
      n   a bomb whose force is due to uncontrolled nuclear fusion or nuclear fission  
nuclear chemistry  
      n   the branch of chemistry concerned with nuclear reactions  
nuclear energy  
      n   energy released during a nuclear reaction as a result of fission or fusion,   (Also called)    atomic energy  
nuclear family  
      n     (Sociol, anthropol)   a primary social unit consisting of parents and their offspring  
   Compare       extended family  
nuclear fission  
      n   the splitting of an atomic nucleus into approximately equal parts, either spontaneously or as a result of the impact of a particle usually with an associated release of energy,   (Sometimes shortened to)    fission      Compare       nuclear fusion  
nuclear-free zone  
      n   an area barred, esp. by local authorities, to the storage or deployment of nuclear weapons  
nuclear fuel  
      n   a fuel that provides nuclear energy, used in nuclear power stations, nuclear submarines, etc.  
nuclear fusion  
      n   a reaction in which two nuclei combine to form a nucleus with the release of energy,   (Sometimes shortened to)    fusion      Compare       nuclear fission  
  
See also  
    thermonuclear reaction  
nuclear isomer  
      n      the more formal name for       isomer       2  
  nuclear isomerism      n  
nuclear magnetic resonance  
      n   a technique for determining the magnetic moments of nuclei by subjecting a substance to high-frequency radiation and a large magnetic field. The technique is used as a method of determining structure,   (Abbrev.)    NMR      See also       electron spin resonance  
nuclear magnetic resonance scanner  
      n   a machine for the medical technique in which changes in the constituent atoms of the body under the influence of a powerful electromagnet are used to generate computed images of the internal organs  
nuclear medicine  
      n   the branch of medicine concerned with the use of radionuclides in the diagnosis and treatment of disease  
nuclear physics  
      n   functioning as sing   the branch of physics concerned with the structure and behaviour of the nucleus and the particles of which it consists  
  nuclear physicist      n  
nuclear power  
      n   power, esp. electrical or motive, produced by a nuclear reactor,   (Also called)    atomic power  
nuclear reaction  
      n   a process in which the structure and energy content of an atomic nucleus is changed by interaction with another nucleus or particle  
nuclear reactor  
      n   a device in which a nuclear reaction is maintained and controlled for the production of nuclear energy,   (Sometimes shortened to)    reactor     (Former name)    atomic pile      See also       fission reactor       fusion reactor  
nuclear threshold  
      n   the point in war at which a combatant brings nuclear weapons into use  
nuclear waste  
      n      another name for       radioactive waste  
nuclear winter  
      n   a period of extremely low temperatures and little light that has been suggested would occur as a result of a nuclear war  
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