Definition of nucleonics in English:

nucleonics

Line breaks: nu¦cle|on¦ics
Pronunciation: /ˌnjuːklɪˈɒnɪks
 
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noun

[treated as singular]
  • The branch of science and technology concerned with atomic nuclei and nucleons, especially the exploitation of nuclear power.
    More example sentences
    • Therefore quantum nucleonics is not an approach suitable for large scale energy storage use.
    • But nucleonics won't be getting all the money at once.

Derivatives

nucleonic

adjective
More example sentences
  • Instead of a conventional fission reactor, it is focusing on a type of power generator called a quantum nucleonic reactor.
  • Some kind of newfangled quantum nucleonic reactor is supposed to make it possible for long term flight.

Origin

1940s: from nuclear, on the pattern of electronics.

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