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nonnuclear

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adjective non·nu·cle·ar \-ˈnü-klē-ər, -ˈnyü-, ÷-kyə-lər\

Definition of nonnuclear

  1. 1 :  not nuclear: as a :  being a weapon whose destructive power is not derived from a nuclear reaction b :  not operated by, using, or produced by nuclear energy c :  not using or involving nuclear weapons

  2. 2 :  not having nuclear weapons <a nonnuclear country>



1953

First Known Use of nonnuclear

1953


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