Nuclear meaning

no͝oklē-ər, nyo͝o-
The definition of nuclear is relating to the nucleus of a cell, or relating to atomic or hydrogen bombs.

An example of nuclear used as an adjective is the phrase "nuclear energy" which means energy that comes from the nucleus of a cell.

An example of nuclear used as an adjective is the phrase "nuclear bomb" which means an atomic bomb.

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Drastic or extreme; radical.
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(biology) Of, relating to, or forming a nucleus of a cell.

A nuclear membrane.

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Of, like or forming a nucleus.
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Of, using, or possessing atomic or hydrogen bombs.

Nuclear war; nuclear nations.

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Using energy derived from the nuclei of atoms through fission or fusion reactions.
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(biology) Pertaining to the nucleus of a cell. [from 19th c.]
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Pertaining to a centre around which something is developed or organised; central, pivotal. [from 19th c.]
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Pertaining to the atomic nucleus. [from 20th c.]
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Involving atomic energy. [from 20th c.]

A nuclear reactor.

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Of a weapon: deriving its force from rapid release of atomic energy. [from 20th c.]

A nuclear explosion.

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Of or relating to atomic nuclei.

Nuclear energy.

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Of, characterized by, or operated by the use of nuclear energy.

Nuclear weapons.

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Of, having, or involving nuclear weapons.

Nuclear warfare.

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(biology) Relating to or forming a nucleus of a cell.

A nuclear membrane.

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Relating to or forming a cell nucleus.
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Relating to atomic nuclei.
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Origin of nuclear

  • From nucleus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From nucleus +"Ž -ar.

    From Wiktionary