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fis·sile

 (fĭs′əl, -īl′)
adj.
1. Possible to split.
2. Physics Fissionable, especially by neutrons of all energies.
3. Geology Easily split along close parallel planes.

[Latin fissilis, from fissus, split; see fissi-.]

fis·sil′i·ty (fĭ-sĭl′ĭ-tē) n.

fissile

(ˈfɪsaɪl)
adj
1. (Nuclear Physics) Brit capable of undergoing nuclear fission as a result of the impact of slow neutrons
2. (General Physics) US and Canadian another word for fissionable
3. tending to split or capable of being split
[C17: from Latin fissilis, from fissus split; see fissi-]
fissility n

fis•sile

(ˈfɪs əl)

adj.
1. capable of being split or divided.
2. fissionable.
[1655–65; < Latin fissilis easily split]
fis•sil′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fissile - capable of undergoing nuclear fission; "a fissionable nucleous"; "fissionable material"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
2.fissile - capable of being split or cleft or divided in the direction of the grain; "fissile crystals"; "fissile wood"
nonfissile - not fissile
Translations

fissile

[ˈfɪsaɪl] ADJfísil

fissile

adjspaltbar; fissile materialSpaltmaterial nt
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