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British Dictionary definitions for nuclear reaction
a process in which the structure and energy content of an atomic nucleus are changed by interaction with another nucleus or particle
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nuclear reaction in Science
A process, such as fission, fusion, or radioactive decay, in which the structure of an atomic nucleus is altered through release of energy or mass or by being broken apart. See more at fission fusion.
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nuclear reaction in Culture
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