[ noo-klee-er fish-uhn ]
/ ˈnu kli ər ˈfɪʃ ən /
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Question 1 of 7
What does “yare” mean?
Origin of nuclear fission
First recorded in 1885–90
Words nearby nuclear fission
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British Dictionary definitions for nuclear fission
the splitting of an atomic nucleus into approximately equal parts, either spontaneously or as a result of the impact of a particle usually with an associated release of energySometimes shortened to: fission Compare nuclear fusion
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