nuclear fission

noun

Definition of nuclear fission

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

Word by Word Definitions

nuclear play
  1. : of, relating to, or constituting a nucleus

  2. : of or relating to the atomic nucleus

  3. : used in or produced by a nuclear (see nuclear 2) reaction (such as fission)

fission play
  1. : a splitting or breaking up into parts

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

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

  1. : to undergo fission

  2. : to cause to undergo fission


Medical Dictionary

nuclear fission

noun

medical Definition of nuclear fission

:fission 2b

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