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beta decay

n.
Radioactive decay in which a beta particle is emitted by an atomic nucleus.

beta decay

n
(General Physics) the radioactive transformation of an atomic nucleus accompanying the emission of an electron. It involves unit change of atomic number but none in mass number. Also called: beta transformation or beta process

be′ta decay`


n.
a radioactive process in which a beta particle is emitted from the nucleus of an atom.
[1930–35]
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Noun1.beta decay - radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus that is accompanied by the emission of a beta particlebeta decay - radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus that is accompanied by the emission of a beta particle
radioactive decay, disintegration, decay - the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation
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