HyperDic: nuclear

English > 4 senses of the word nuclear:
ADJECTIVEallnuclear, atomic(weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
pertnuclearof or relating to or constituting / constituting the nucleus of an atom
pertnuclearof or relating to or constituting / constituting the nucleus of a cell
allnuclearconstituting or like a nucleus
nuclear > pronunciation
Soundsnuw'kliyer
Rhymesanterior ... worrier: 48 rhymes with iyer...
English > nuclear: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy.
Examples
  • "nuclear war"
  • "nuclear weapons"
Synonymatomic
NarrowerthermonuclearUsing nuclear weapons based on fusion as distinguished from fission
Oppositeconventional(weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy
Spanishatómica, atómico, nuclear
Catalanatòmic, nuclear
English > nuclear: 4 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningOf or relating to or constituting / constituting the nucleus of an atom.
Examples
  • "nuclear physics"
  • "nuclear fission"
  • "nuclear forces"
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Spanishnuclear
Catalannuclear
Nounsnucleusthe positively charged dense center of an atom
English > nuclear: 4 senses > adjective 3, pert
MeaningOf or relating to or constituting / constituting the nucleus of a cell.
Examples
  • "nuclear membrane"
  • "nuclear division"
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Spanishnuclear
Catalannuclear
Nounsnucleusa part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction
English > nuclear: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningconstituting or like a nucleus.
Examples
  • "annexation of the suburban fringe by the nuclear metropolis"
  • "the nuclear core of the congregation"
BroadercentralIn or near a center or constituting a center
Spanishnuclear
Catalannuclear

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