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

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

GCIDERate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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


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