atomic bomb

noun

Definition of atomic bomb

1 :a bomb whose violent explosive power is due to the sudden release of energy resulting from the splitting of nuclei of a heavy chemical element (such as plutonium or uranium) by neutrons in a very rapid chain reaction called also atom bomb
2 :a nuclear weapon (such as a hydrogen bomb)

First Known Use of atomic bomb

1914


ATOMIC BOMB Defined for English Language Learners

atomic bomb

noun

Definition of atomic bomb for English Language Learners

  • : a bomb that produces an extremely powerful explosion when atoms are split apart


ATOMIC BOMB Defined for Kids

atomic bomb

noun

Definition of atomic bomb for Students

:a bomb whose great power is due to the sudden release of the energy in the nuclei of atoms


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