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fission

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noun fis·sion \ˈfi-shən, -zhən\

Simple Definition of fission

  • physics : a process in which the nucleus of a heavy atom is split apart

  • biology : a kind of reproduction in which a cell or body divides into two or more parts and each part grows into a whole new individual

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fission

  1. 1 :  a splitting or breaking up into parts

  2. 2 :  reproduction by spontaneous division of the body into two or more parts each of which grows into a complete organism

  3. 3 :  the splitting of an atomic nucleus resulting in the release of large amounts of energy

fissional play \-shə-nəl, -zhə-\ adjective

Origin of fission

Latin fission-, fissio, from findere to split — more at bite


First Known Use: circa 1617


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fission

verb fis·sion

Definition of fission

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to undergo fission

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to cause to undergo fission



1929

First Known Use of fission

1929

Rhymes with fission



FISSION Defined for Kids

fission

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noun fis·sion \ˈfi-shən\

Definition of fission for Students

  1. 1 :  a method of reproduction in which a living cell or body divides into two or more parts each of which grows into a whole new individual

  2. 2 :  the process of splitting an atomic nucleus with the release of large amounts of energy




Medical Dictionary

fission

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noun fis·sion \ˈfish-ən also ˈfizh-\

Medical Definition of fission

  1. 1:  a method of reproduction in which a living cell or body divides into two or more parts each of which grows into a whole new individual

  2. 2a:  cleavage 2b:  the splitting of an atomic nucleus resulting in the release of large amounts of energy—called also nuclear fission

fission verb fissioned; fissioning \ˈfish-(ə-)niŋ also ˈfizh-\play play
fissional \ˈfish-ən-əl also ˈfizh-\play play adjective




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