fission

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

fis·sion

noun \ˈfish-ən also ˈfizh-\

Definition of FISSION

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
a : cleavage 2 b : the splitting of an atomic nucleus resulting in the release of large amounts of energy—called also nuclear fission
fis·sion verb, fis·sioned fis·sion·ing \ˈfish-(ə-)niŋ also ˈfizh-\
fis·sion·al \ˈfish-ən-əl also ˈfizh-\ adjective

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up fission? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More