atomic weapon


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atomic weapon

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Noun1.atomic weapon - a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reactionatomic weapon - a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
A-bomb, atom bomb, atomic bomb, fission bomb, plutonium bomb - a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)
atomic warhead, nuclear warhead, nuke, thermonuclear warhead - the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb
fusion bomb, H-bomb, hydrogen bomb, thermonuclear bomb - a nuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of light (hydrogen) nuclei at high temperatures to form helium
megaton bomb - a nuclear weapon with an explosive power equivalent to one million tons of TNT
W.M.D., weapon of mass destruction, WMD - a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)
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Instead of splitting big atoms, it combines small atoms to release a massive nuclear force hundreds of times more powerful than an atomic weapon.
Catholics were actually worshipping in Nagasaki, in the cathedral, at the time the atomic weapon was dropped.
Experts say measures imposed in the interim deal pushed back the "breakout capacity" to make an atomic weapon.
Their success resulted in the end of Germany's atomic weapon programme.
1952: Britain's first atomic weapon was exploded in the Monte Bello Islands off Australia.
Iran is being coy in its response to the UN request to send a mission to assess whether its scientists are building an atomic weapon or not.
Iran currently enriches uranium up to 20% far short of the 95% needed for an atomic weapon.
Experts said the North might be able to produce enough material for one more atomic weapon from the fuel rods, adding that the North already has enough fissile material for about six to eight nuclear weapons.
THE global threat posed by Iran's suspect nuclear programme is "hyped" because there's no hard proof that Tehran has an ongoing effort to build an atomic weapon, the head of the UN nuclear agency asserts in a magazine interview.
On 59,000 acres in the hills of eastern Tennessee, it built a complex--one of three nationwide--dedicated to the production of materials for an atomic weapon.
The book examines the development of Indian nuclear weapons since 1947, when the newly independent nation first considered atomic weapons, through its successful detonation of a nuclear device in 1974, up to the test in 1998 of an atomic weapon.
6, 1945, the Enola Gay dropped the first atomic weapon used in war on the city of Hiroshima, Japan.