Definitions for nuclear
ˈnu kli ər, ˈnyu-; by metathesis -kyə lər; -kli ər; -klə yər; -kyə lərnu·cle·ar
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(weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
"nuclear war"; "nuclear weapons"; "atomic bombs"
of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom
"nuclear physics"; "nuclear fission"; "nuclear forces"
of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of a cell
"nuclear membrane"; "nuclear division"
constituting or like a nucleus
"annexation of the suburban fringe by the nuclear metropolis"; "the nuclear core of the congregation"
of, pertaining to, or using nuclear weapons; a nuclear exchange, i.e. a reciprocal bombardment by nuclear weapons..
Of, pertaining to, or powered by atomic energy; same as nuclear-powered; as, a nuclear submarine; a nuclear power plant.
Of or pertaining to nations possessing nuclear weapons; as, the nuclear club.
Pertaining to the nucleus of a cell.
Pertaining to a centre around which something is developed or organised; central, pivotal.
Pertaining to the atomic nucleus.
Involving atomic energy.
a nuclear reactor
Of a weapon: deriving its force from rapid release of atomic energy.
a nuclear explosion
Nuclear is a song by singer-songwriter Ryan Adams from his 2002 album Demolition, the only single from the album. The song was recorded during Adams' July 2001 sessions with the Pinkhearts in Nashville. In 2002, Adams spoke with CNN about the song: "I guess it's Britpop for Americans. I don't know what it is, really, but the lyrics are funny. There's actually a really funny line in it that says, 'I saw her and the Yankees lost to the Braves.' If you're from Atlanta, that's not a very nice thing to say. It's sort of referring to the fact that the Braves never win." (The Atlanta Braves lost both the 1996 and 1999 World Series to the New York Yankees.) Among the b-sides included on the various "Nuclear" singles are the non-album tracks "Blue" and "Song For Keith". Adams co-wrote "Blue" with Julianna Raye, and the song comes from the 48 Hours sessions. "Song For Keith" is a tribute to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and was recorded during The Pinkhearts Sessions.
Nuclear refers to anything related to the nucleus or core of something, particularly pertaining to atomic nuclei. Often used in scientific contexts, it can involve processes, reactions, energy, physics, or weaponry which involve changes in the structure of atomic nuclei. For instance, in nuclear power, energy is produced by splitting the nuclei of certain atoms.
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
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The numerical value of nuclear in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of nuclear in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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
Tom Petty was one of my guitar students; I knew Duane, and Stephen and I had a band. When he left, Bernie Leadon moved to Gainesville. His father was a nuclear physicist who was sent to the University of Florida to start their nuclear research facility, so he and I became friends.
Mr. Erdogan has compared the risks of nuclear stations with watching TV and said both are risky. I agree with the risks of wathcing TV, especially when he is on TV. (On prime minister Erdogan's quote of "people are saying nuclear stations are risky, then don't you use computers or watch TV as they also emit radiation?")
Over the past several years,disarmamentefforts have largely stagnated. Every nuclear-armed country is currently in the midst of modernizing their nuclear arsenals. Many states are also reinvigorating or even expanding the role of nuclear weapons specifically tactical nuclear weapons in their military doctrines, meaning that nuclear-armed states are increasingly posturing themselves for nuclear warfighting, this could lower the threshold for nuclear use, and will therefore be a serious nuclear risk factor going forward.
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.
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- nuclearCatalan, Valencian
- Kern, nuklearGerman
- ydinase, ydin, ydinvoimaFinnish
- niùclasachScottish Gaelic
- kjarnorku-, atómsprengju-, frumeinda-, kjarna-, atóm-Icelandic
- kjerne-, atom-, kjærne-, kjernekraft, atomkraft, nukleær, kjernekraft-Norwegian
- nuclear, atomicRomanian
- kärnkraft-, kärnvapen-, kärnenergi-, nukleär, kärn-Swedish
- ระเบิดปรมาณู, ปรมาณูThai
- Nguyên tửVietnamese
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