Definition of nuclear force in English:

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nuclear force


A strong attractive force between nucleons in the atomic nucleus that holds the nucleus together.
Example sentences
  • Quarks are bound together by the strong nuclear force to form protons and neutrons in atomic nuclei, while the electromagnetic force holds electrons in orbits around the nucleus.
  • In addition to incorporating gravity in a quantum theory, string theory also attempts to combine the four forces of nature - the strong and weak nuclear forces, electromagnetism and gravity - into one unified theory.
  • This resonance was due to a delicate balance between the strong nuclear force and the repulsive electromagnetic force in samarium.

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Syllabification: nu·cle·ar force

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