nuclear reaction

noun

Definition of nuclear reaction

physics

  1. :  a process in which the nucleus of an atom is changed by being split apart or joined with the nucleus of another atom

Word by Word Definitions

nuclearplay
  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting a nucleus

    :  of or relating to the atomic nucleus

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

reactionplay
  1. :  the act or process or an instance of reacting

    :  resistance or opposition to a force, influence, or movement

    :  tendency toward a former and usually outmoded political or social order or policy


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