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nuclear

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English

Pronunciation

Adjective

nuclear (not comparable)

Positive
nuclear

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Involving atomic energy.
    a nuclear reactor
  2. Involving atomic or hydrogen bombs.
    a nuclear explosion
  3. Relating to nuclei, especially atomic or cellular ones.
    nuclear magnetic resonance
    The nuclear structure of the cell replicates during mitosis.
  4. Relating to the core family structure of parents and children.
    The nuclear family has been the subject of many learned discussions.

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Dictionary notes

The pronunciation IPA: /nukjəlɚ/ is attested by Merriam-Webster (Online 10th Edition).

External links

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Spanish

Adjective

nuclear m. and f. (plural nucleares)

  1. nuclear

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