Fissile meaning

fĭs'əl, -īl'
Possible to split.
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Fissionable, especially by neutrons of all energies.
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Easily split along close parallel planes.
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That can be split; fissionable.
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Able to be split.
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(physics) Capable of undergoing nuclear fission.
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(geology) Easily split along a grain.
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Origin of fissile

  • Latin fissilis from fissus split fissi–
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition