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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atomic warhead, nuclear warhead, thermonuclear warhead, nukenoun

    the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb

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  1. nuclear warhead

    A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb), producing a nuclear explosion. Both bomb types release large quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of matter. The first test of a fission ("atomic") bomb released an amount of energy approximately equal to 20,000 tons of TNT (84 TJ). The first thermonuclear ("hydrogen") bomb test released energy approximately equal to 10 million tons of TNT (42 PJ). Nuclear bombs have had yields between 10 tons TNT (the W54) and 50 megatons for the Tsar Bomba (see TNT equivalent). A thermonuclear weapon weighing as little as 600 pounds (270 kg) can release energy equal to more than 1.2 megatonnes of TNT (5.0 PJ).A nuclear device no larger than a conventional bomb can devastate an entire city by blast, fire, and radiation. Since they are weapons of mass destruction, the proliferation of nuclear weapons is a focus of international relations policy. Nuclear weapons have been deployed twice in war, by the United States against the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 during World War II.

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  1. nuclear warhead

    A nuclear warhead is a weaponized assembly of nuclear materials designed to cause destruction by releasing nuclear energy in an uncontrolled manner as a result of nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, or a combination of both reactions. These warheads are often fitted onto missiles, bombs, or other delivery systems to disperse the nuclear material. The impact of a nuclear warhead extends beyond the immediate destruction, with harmful radiation causing long-term effects on the environment and living organisms.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nuclear warhead in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nuclear warhead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of nuclear warhead in a Sentence

  1. Hossein Dehghan:

    The Emad missile is not a violation of the nuclear deal or any U.N. resolution since we will never use a nuclear warhead (on it). It's an allegation.

  2. Drew Thompson:

    If they can develop a reliable nuclear warhead that is small enough to be delivered by a missile, and they can conduct tests of the warhead and missile, then they have demonstrated that they have credible capability.

  3. The NCRI:

    The delegates included nuclear experts, nuclear warhead experts and experts in various elements of ballistic missiles including guidance systems.

  4. Defense Secretary Mark Esper:

    Clearly they're trying to build long range ballistic missiles with the ability to carry a nuclear warhead.

  5. Vincent Brooks:

    Given the amount of time and resources the regime devotes to nuclear and missile programs, we must assume North Korea has the technical capability to mount and deliver a nuclear warhead using ballistic missiles.

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