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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The scientific study of the forces, reactions, and internal structures of atomic nuclei.
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(General Physics) (functioning as singular) the branch of physics concerned with the structure and behaviour of the nucleus and the particles of which it consists
nuclear physicist n
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the branch of physics that deals with atomic nuclei.
nu′clear phys′icist, n.
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The scientific study of the properties of atomic nuclei, including their structure and reactions.
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|Noun||1.||nuclear physics - the branch of physics that studies the internal structure of atomic nuclei|
cross section - (physics) the probability that a particular interaction (as capture or ionization) will take place between particles; measured in barns
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
atomic theory - a theory of the structure of the atom
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