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n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. The study of the behavior and characteristics of nucleons or atomic nuclei.
2. Development of instruments for use in nuclear research.
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(General Physics) (functioning as singular) the branch of physics concerned with the applications of nuclear energy
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nu•cle•on•ics(ˌnu kliˈɒn ɪks, ˌnyu-)
n. (used with a sing. v.)
the branch of science that deals with nuclear phenomena, as radioactivity, fission, or fusion, esp. practical applications.
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|Noun||1.||nucleonics - 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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