What does nuclear mean?

Definitions for nuclear
ˈnu kli ər, ˈnyu-; by metathesis -kyə lər; -kli ər; -klə yər; -kyə lərnu·cle·ar

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

How to pronounce nuclear?

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How to say nuclear in sign language?

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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

Examples of nuclear in a Sentence

  1. United States:

    Ultimately they want to be recognized as a nuclear power and then reset their relations with some of their antagonists, South Korea and then the United States, as a nuclear power.

  2. Claude Arnold:

    My concern was we had Iranian students who studied at Iran’s big physics school and were essentially nuclear physicists working on their bomb project, we had cases where they would register for a mechanical engineering class in the U.S., but really all they were trying to do is get access to an aeronautical engineering program, so they could work on the delivery system for Iran’s nuclear program.

  3. David Cameron:

    I think it is right to maintain our independent nuclear deterrent and anyone who has any doubts of it only has to look at the dangers and uncertainty in our world.

  4. Don Felder:

    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.

  5. Carly Fiorina:

    Of course, North Korea would conduct a nuclear test after watching Iran willfully violate an agreement they just made without consequence of any kind from this administration, north Korea is yet another Hillary Clinton foreign policy failure.

Images & Illustrations of nuclear

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