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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.
(General Physics) (functioning as singular) the branch of physics concerned with the applications of nuclear energy
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