Definitions for nuclear physics
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the branch of physics that deals with atomic nuclei.
Origin of nuclear physics:
nuclear physics, atomic physics, nucleonics(noun)
the branch of physics that studies the internal structure of atomic nuclei
The branch of physics that studies the nucleus of the atom, its internal structure and components.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The study of the characteristics, behavior, and internal structures of the atomic nucleus and its interactions with other nuclei. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
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