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, atomicadjective

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

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

  2. nuclearadjective

    of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom

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

  3. nuclearadjective

    of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of a cell

    "nuclear membrane"; "nuclear division"

  4. nuclearadjective

    constituting or like a nucleus

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

GCIDE

  1. Nuclearadjective

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

  2. Nuclearadjective

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

  3. Nuclearadjective

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

Wiktionary

  1. nuclearadjective

    Pertaining to the nucleus of a cell.

  2. nuclearadjective

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

  3. nuclearadjective

    Pertaining to the atomic nucleus.

  4. nuclearadjective

    Involving atomic energy.

    a nuclear reactor

  5. nuclearadjective

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

    a nuclear explosion

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nuclearadjective

    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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  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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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. Sumitero Taniguchi:

    Nuclear arms are weapons of the devil, which will not allow humans to live nor die as humans.

  2. President Obama:

    I've been very clear that Iran will not get a nuclear weapon on my watch, and I think they should understand that we mean it, but I say that hoping that we can conclude this diplomatic arrangement -- and that it ushers a new era in U.S.-Iranian relations - and, just as importantly, over time, a new era in Iranian relations with its neighbors.

  3. John Kasich:

    Just remember Reagan in Reykjavik where Gorbachev said, look, get rid of all nuclear weapons, and I remember Reagan getting back in the car and saying ‘no, we're not gonna do that,’ so, you have to have the strength to walk away. The problem, Bret, with all of this is just listen to our Arab friends who say, 'listen, if you give the Iranians all this cash by lifting the sanctions, they're going to fund Hamas. They're going to fund Hezbollah' who is the enemy to the Arab nations that we have things in common with.

  4. Kaname Gokon:

    There are various factors. Nuclear power generation has restarted, pushing down energy demand. When nuclear plants shut down (after the 2011 Fukushima disaster), Japan imported lots of crude. Other factors include shrinking population, saturated status of automobiles and efficiency improvement.

  5. State Clinton:

    Based on what I know now, and I will be being briefed as soon as I finish addressing you, this is an important step in putting the lid on Iran's nuclear program. this is an important moment in term of the future of American foreign policy.

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