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nucleonics

Line breaks: nu¦cle|on¦ics
Pronunciation: /ˌnjuːklɪˈɒnɪks
 
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Definition of nucleonics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of science and technology concerned with atomic nuclei and nucleons, especially the exploitation of nuclear power.
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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

nucleonic

1
adjective
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.

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