Definition of spallation in English:

spallation

Syllabification: spall·a·tion
Pronunciation: /spôˈlāSHən
 
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noun

  • 1 Physics The breakup 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.

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