What does nuclear mean?

Definitions for nuclearˈnu kli ər, ˈnyu-; by metathesis -kyə lər; -kli ər; -klə yər; -kyə lər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nuclear.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nuclear, atomic(adj)

    (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy

    "nuclear war"; "nuclear weapons"; "atomic bombs"

  2. nuclear(adj)

    of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom

    "nuclear physics"; "nuclear fission"; "nuclear forces"

  3. nuclear(adj)

    of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of a cell

    "nuclear membrane"; "nuclear division"

  4. nuclear(adj)

    constituting or like a nucleus

    "annexation of the suburban fringe by the nuclear metropolis"; "the nuclear core of the congregation"

GCIDE

  1. Nuclear(a.)

    of, pertaining to, or using nuclear weapons; a nuclear exchange, i.e. a reciprocal bombardment by nuclear weapons..

  2. Nuclear(a.)

    Of, pertaining to, or powered by atomic energy; same as nuclear-powered; as, a nuclear submarine; a nuclear power plant.

  3. Nuclear(a.)

    Of or pertaining to nations possessing nuclear weapons; as, the nuclear club.

Wiktionary

  1. nuclear(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the nucleus of a cell.

  2. nuclear(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a centre around which something is developed or organised; central, pivotal.

  3. nuclear(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the atomic nucleus.

  4. nuclear(Adjective)

    Involving atomic energy.

    a nuclear reactor

  5. nuclear(Adjective)

    Of a weapon: deriving its force from rapid release of atomic energy.

    a nuclear explosion

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nuclear(adj)

    of or pertaining to a nucleus; as, the nuclear spindle (see Illust. of Karyokinesis) or the nuclear fibrils of a cell; the nuclear part of a comet, etc

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nuclear' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1223

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nuclear' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2976

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nuclear' in Adjectives Frequency: #151

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nuclear in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nuclear in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    I'd rather use the nuclear bomb...Does that bother you I just want you to think big, Henry, for Christ's sake. to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on escalating the Vietnam War

  2. Fumio Kishida:

    Considering our country's policy and stance toward nuclear (weapons) including the three non-nuclear principles, it is plainly inconceivable (for the Japanese military) to transport nuclear (weapons).

  3. Ronald Reagan:

    I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.

  4. Ronald Reagan:

    I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.

  5. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

    The Americans say they stopped Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, they know it’s not true. We had a fatwa (religious ruling), declaring nuclear weapons to be religiously forbidden under Islamic law. It had nothing to do with the nuclear talks.

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