uranium 235

noun

Definition of uranium 235

: a light isotope of uranium of mass number 235 that constitutes less than one percent of natural uranium, that when bombarded with slow neutrons undergoes rapid fission into smaller atoms with the release of neutrons and energy, and that is used in nuclear reactors and atomic bombs

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Recent Examples on the Web Increasing the proportion of uranium 235 is known as enrichment. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Nov. 2019 Increasing the proportion of uranium 235 is known as enrichment. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Nov. 2019 The centrifuges are used to separate the rare, highly radioactive isotope, uranium 235, from the less radioactive type, uranium 238. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Nov. 2019 Increasing the proportion of uranium 235 is known as enrichment. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Nov. 2019 The centrifuges are used to separate the rare, highly radioactive isotope, uranium 235, from uranium 238. David E. Sanger, New York Times, 4 Nov. 2019 Increasing the proportion of uranium 235 is known as enrichment. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Nov. 2019 Increasing the proportion of uranium 235 is known as enrichment. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Nov. 2019 Increasing the proportion of uranium 235 is known as enrichment. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of uranium 235

1940, in the meaning defined above

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uranium 235

noun

Medical Definition of uranium 235

: a light isotope of uranium of mass number 235 that when bombarded with slow neutrons undergoes rapid fission into smaller atoms with the release of neutrons and energy

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