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nu·cle·ar

 (no͞o′klē-ər, nyo͞o′-)
adj.
1. Biology Of, relating to, or forming a nucleus of a cell: a nuclear membrane.
2. Physics
a. Of or relating to atomic nuclei: a nuclear chain reaction.
b. Using or derived from the energy of atomic nuclei: nuclear power.
3. Of, using, or possessing atomic or hydrogen bombs: nuclear war; nuclear nations.
4. Drastic or extreme; radical: "The Senate majority leader ... had vowed to invoke what some have called the nuclear option to do away with judicial filibusters" (Carl Hulse).

[From nucleus.]
Usage Note: The pronunciation (no͞o′kyə-lər), which is generally considered incorrect, is an example of how a familiar phonological pattern can influence an unfamiliar one. The usual pronunciation of the final two syllables of this word is (-klē-ər), but this sequence of sounds is rare in English. Much more common is the similar sequence (-kyə-lər), which occurs in words like particular, circular, spectacular, and in many scientific words like molecular, ocular, and vascular. Adjusted to fit into this familiar pattern, the (-kyə-lər) pronunciation is often heard in high places. It is not uncommon in the military in association with nuclear weaponry, and it has been observed in the speech of US presidents, including Dwight D. Eisenhower and George W. Bush. The prominence of these speakers, however, has done little to brighten the appeal of (no͞o′kyə-lər), which was considered acceptable to only 10 percent of the Usage Panel in our 2004 survey.

nuclear

(ˈnjuːklɪə)
adj
1. (General Physics) of, concerned with, or involving the nucleus of an atom: nuclear fission.
2. (Biology) biology of, relating to, or contained within the nucleus of a cell: a nuclear membrane.
3. of, relating to, forming, or resembling any other kind of nucleus
4. (General Physics) of, concerned with, or operated by energy from fission or fusion of atomic nuclei: a nuclear weapon.
5. (Military) involving, concerned with, or possessing nuclear weapons: nuclear war; a nuclear strike.

nu•cle•ar

(ˈnu kli ər, ˈnyu-; by metathesis -kyə lər)

adj.
1. pertaining to or involving atomic weapons.
2. powered by atomic energy.
3. having atomic weapons: a nuclear submarine.
4. of or forming a nucleus: nuclear particles.
[1840–50; compare French nucléaire]
pron: The second and third syllables of nu•cle•ar are commonly pronounced as (-kli ər) which can be transcribed more broadly as (-klə yər) The somewhat controversial pronunciation of these two syllables as (-kyə lər) prominent in recent years, results from a process of metathesis in which the sounds (l) and (y) change places. This pronunciation, reinforced by analogy with words like molecular, is disapproved of by many, although it occurs among such highly educated speakers as scientists, professors, and government officials.

nu·cle·ar

(no͞o′klē-ər)
1. Relating to or forming a cell nucleus.
2. Relating to atomic nuclei.
3. Using energy derived from the nuclei of atoms: a nuclear power plant.
Usage The words nuclear and atomic mean the same thing when referring to weapons or to the making of power: We say nuclear (or atomic) weapons and nuclear (or atomic) energy. But in most scientific uses nuclear and atomic mean different things. Nuclear is used to refer to the nucleus of an atom, where the protons and neutrons are located. When a radioactive element gives off a neutron, for example, we call this a nuclear event. Atomic, by contrast, is used to refer to the outer layers of the atom, where the electrons that orbit about the nucleus are located. So when two or more atoms share electrons to form a covalent bond, we call this an atomic interaction.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nuclear - (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy; "nuclear war"; "nuclear weapons"; "atomic bombs"
conventional - (weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy; "conventional warfare"; "conventional weapons"
2.nuclear - of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom; "nuclear physics"; "nuclear fission"; "nuclear forces"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
3.nuclear - of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of a cell; "nuclear membrane"; "nuclear division"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
4.nuclear - constituting or like a nucleus; "annexation of the suburban fringe by the nuclear metropolis"; "the nuclear core of the congregation"
central - in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; "a central position"
Translations
مُتَعَلِّق بالنَّواةنَوَوينَوَوِيّ
jadernýnukleární
atom-kerne-
ydin-
nuklearni
mag-nukleáris
kjarnorku-
原子力の
핵의
jadrovýnukleárny
jedrski
kärn-
เกี่ยวกับนิวเคลียร์
nükleeratom enerjisi kullanançekirdek ile ilgili
thuộc hạt nhân

nuclear

[ˈnjuːklɪəʳ]
A. ADJ (Phys, Mil) → nuclear
B. CPD nuclear age Nera f nuclear
nuclear bomb Nbomba f nuclear
nuclear capability Ncapacidad f nuclear
nuclear deterrent Nfuerza f disuasiva nuclear
nuclear disarmament Ndesarme m nuclear
nuclear energy Nenergía f nuclear
nuclear family Nfamilia f nuclear
nuclear fission Nfisión f nuclear
nuclear fuel Ncombustible m nuclear
nuclear fusion Nfusión f nuclear
the nuclear industry Nla industria nuclear
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty NTratado m de No Proliferación Nuclear
nuclear physicist Nfísico/a m/f nuclear
nuclear physics Nfísica f nuclear
nuclear power Nenergía f nuclear
nuclear power station, nuclear (power) plant Ncentral f nuclear
nuclear reaction Nreacción f nuclear
nuclear reactor Nreactor m nuclear
nuclear shelter Nrefugio m antinuclear
nuclear submarine Nsubmarino m nuclear
nuclear test Nprueba f nuclear
nuclear testing Npruebas fpl nucleares
nuclear war Nguerra f nuclear
nuclear waste Ndesechos mpl nucleares
nuclear weapon Narma f nuclear
nuclear winter Ninvierno m nuclear

nuclear

[ˈnjuːkliər] adj [energy, weapons] → nucléaire
nuclear power → l'énergie nucléaire nuclear physics, nuclear power stationnuclear deterrent nforce f de dissuasion nucléairenuclear disarmament ndésarmement m nucléairenuclear family nfamille f nucléairenuclear-free [ˌnjuːkliərˈfriː] adj [zone, world] → dénucléarisé(e)nuclear fuel ncombustible m nucléairenuclear physics nphysique f nucléairenuclear-powered [ˌnjuːkliərˈpaʊərd] adj [submarine, ship] → nucléaire, à propulsion nucléairenuclear power plant ncentrale f nucléairenuclear power station ncentrale f nucléairenuclear reactor nréacteur m nucléairenuclear scientist natomiste m, savant m atomistenuclear waste ndéchets mpl nucléaires

nuclear

adjAtom-; fuelnuklear, atomar; to go nuclear (country, = develop nuclear weapons) → Atomwaffen entwickeln; (= use nuclear energy)zur Atomenergie übergehen

nuclear

:
nuclear attack
nAtomangriff m
nuclear deterrent
nuclear disarmament
nuclear division
nKernteilung f
nuclear energy
nuclear family
nKlein- or Kernfamilie f
nuclear fission
nKernspaltung f
nuclear-free
nuclear fuel rod
nKernbrennstab m
nuclear holocaust
nAtominferno nt
nuclear magnetic resonance
nkernmagnetische Resonanz
nuclear medicine
nuclear missile
nAtomrakete f
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
nAtomwaffensperrvertrag m
nuclear physicist
nKernphysiker(in) m(f)
nuclear physics
nKernphysik f
nuclear pile
nAtommeiler m
nuclear plant
nAtomanlage f
nuclear power
nAtomkraft f, → Kernenergie f
nuclear-powered
adjatomgetrieben
nuclear power plant, nuclear power station
nKern- or Atomkraftwerk nt
nuclear reaction
nKernreaktion f
nuclear reactor
nKern- or Atomreaktor m
nuclear reprocessing plant
nuclear scientist
nNuklearwissenschaftler(in) m(f)
nuclear submarine
nAtom-U-Boot nt
nuclear test
nAtom(waffen)test m
nuclear umbrella
nAtom- or Nuklearschirm m
nuclear war
nAtomkrieg m
nuclear warfare
nAtomkrieg m
nuclear warhead
nuclear waste
nAtommüll m
nuclear weapon
nAtomwaffe f
nuclear winter

nuclear

[ˈnjuːklɪəʳ] adjnucleare; (warfare) → atomico/a

nucleus

(ˈnjuːkliəs) plural ˈnuclei (-kliai) noun
1. the central part of an atom.
2. the part of a plant or animal cell that controls its development.
nuclear (ˈnjuːkliə) adjective
1. using atomic energy. a nuclear power station; nuclear weapons.
2. of a nucleus.
ˈnuclear device noun
a device or a weapon that contains a nuclear bomb.
nuclear disarmament
the act of ceasing to store atomic weapons.
nuclear energy
atomic energy.
nuclear reactor
an apparatus for producing nuclear energy.

nuclear

نَوَوِيّ jaderný atom- nuklear πυρηνικός nuclear ydin- nucléaire nuklearni nucleare 原子力の 핵의 nucleair kjerne- nuklearny nuclear ядерный kärn- เกี่ยวกับนิวเคลียร์ nükleer thuộc hạt nhân 核子的

nu·cle·ar

a. nuclear.
1. rel. al núcleo de la célula;
2. rel. a la fuerza atómica.

nuclear

adj nuclear
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