HyperDic: fission

English > 2 senses of the word fission:
NOUNprocessfissionreproduction of some unicellular organisms by division of the cell into two more or less equal parts
processfission, nuclear fissiona nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
fission > pronunciation
Soundsfih'shahn
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English > fission: 2 senses > noun 1, process
Meaningreproduction of some unicellular organisms by division of the cell into two more or less equal parts.
Narrowerschizogonyasexual reproduction by multiple fission
Broaderasexual reproduction, agamogenesisreproduction without the fusion of gametes
Spanishfisión
Catalanfissió
English > fission: 2 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningA nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy.
Synonymnuclear fission
Broadernuclear reaction(physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei
Spanishfisión, fisión nuclear
Catalanfissió, fissió nuclear

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