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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fis•sionˈfɪʃ ən(n.)

  1. the act of cleaving or splitting into parts.

  2. the splitting of the nucleus of an atom into nuclei of lighter atoms, accompanied by the release of energy.

    Category: Physics

  3. the division of a biological organism into new organisms as a process of reproduction.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  4. (v.t.)to cause (an atom) to undergo fission.

    Ref: Compare fusion (def. 4). 4

Origin of fission:

1835–45; < L fissiō splitting, cleaving

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fission(noun)

    reproduction of some unicellular organisms by division of the cell into two more or less equal parts

  2. fission, nuclear fission(noun)

    a nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy

Wiktionary

  1. fission(Noun)

    The process whereby one item splits to become two.

  2. fission(Noun)

    The process of splitting the nucleus of an atom into smaller particles; nuclear fission

  3. fission(Noun)

    The process by which a bacterium splits to form two daughter cells.

  4. fission(Verb)

    To cause to undergo fission.

  5. fission(Verb)

    To undergo fission.

  6. Origin: From fissionem, accusative singular of fissio, from findo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fission(noun)

    a cleaving, splitting, or breaking up into parts

  2. Fission(noun)

    a method of asexual reproduction among the lowest (unicellular) organisms by means of a process of self-division, consisting of gradual division or cleavage of the into two parts, each of which then becomes a separate and independent organisms; as when a cell in an animal or plant, or its germ, undergoes a spontaneous division, and the parts again subdivide. See Segmentation, and Cell division, under Division

  3. Fission(noun)

    a process by which certain coral polyps, echinoderms, annelids, etc., spontaneously subdivide, each individual thus forming two or more new ones. See Strobilation

Freebase

  1. Fission

    Fission is a Swedish melodic death metal band formed in 2002. The band began as Benny Hägglund's personal project, with the hopes of fusing melody and aggression into his music. After writing some material, he decided to seek aid from Andreas Hedlund of Vintersorg, the band in which Hägglund plays live session drums. After recording a two-track demo with Benny handling all instrumentation and Andreas handling vocal duties, they signed on with Austrian label, Napalm Records. Benny continued writing all of the songs for their first full-length, while Andreas provided all of the lyrics, vocals, keyboards, and sound effects. They released their first full-length album, Crater, on April 27, 2004.


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fission(noun)

the splitting of the nuclei of atoms.

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