What is the meaning of nuclear?


  • Weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy. (
    • usage: "nuclear war"; "nuclear weapons"; "atomic bombs"
  • Of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom.
    • usage: "nuclear physics"; "nuclear fission"; "nuclear forces"
  • Of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of a cell.
    • usage: "nuclear membrane"; "nuclear division"
  • Constituting or like a nucleus.
    • usage: "annexation of the suburban fringe by the nuclear metropolis"; "the nuclear core of the congregation"
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