Definition of spallation in English:


Line breaks: spal|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /spɔːˈleɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
  • 1 Physics The break-up of a bombarded nucleus into several parts.
  • 2 Geology Separation of fragments from the surface of a rock, especially by interaction with a compression wave.

More definitions of spallation

Definition of spallation in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
a slit made by cutting with a saw