Definition of Nuclear fusion
1. Noun. A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy.
Specialized synonyms: Cold Fusion, Thermonuclear Reaction
Generic synonyms: Nuclear Reaction
Definition of Nuclear fusion
1. Noun. (physics) The combining of the nuclei of small atoms to form the nuclei of larger ones, with a resulting release of large quantities of energy; the process that makes the sun shine, and hydrogen bomb explode. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Nuclear fusion
1. Thermonuclear reaction in which the nuclei of an element of low atomic weight unite under extremely high temperature and pressure to form a nucleus of a heavier atom. (12 Dec 1998)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Nuclear Fusion
Literary usage of Nuclear fusion
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Between the nuclear association and the nuclear fusion in the basidium many thousands of cell generations may be intercalated. the ..."
2. Nuclear Energy Today by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2003)
"nuclear fusion Ten grams of deuterium, which can he extracted from 500 litres of ordinary water, and 15 grams of tritium. produced from just 30 grams of ..."
3. Sexual Reproduction and the Organization of the Nucleus in Certain Mildews by Robert Almer Harper (1905)
"... centrosome first appears, and that the centrosome is here so close to the nucleus as to appear as if emerging from it THE nuclear fusion IN THE ASCUS. ..."
4. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"The institute's mission is to conduct research related to making nuclear fusion a practical energy source. Research areas include: plasma confinement and ..."
5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"Barker (1902), seemed to establish the occurrence of a nuclear fusion in the oogo- nium in these forms also. This, with Harper's, work made it seem probable ..."
6. Energy Policies of Iea Countries: Italy 2003 Review by IEA Staff, Agencia Internacional de la Energía, Agence internationale de l'énergie, Iea, International Energy Agency, SourceOECD (Online service) (2003)
"R&D on nuclear fusion is carried out under the EURATOM-ENEA Association for Fusion. Funding for the year 2000 has been provided by the Fifth Framework ..."
7. The Evolution of Sex in Plants by John Merle Coulter (1914)
"There are many cases of nuclear fusion, however, which do not appear to be sexual fusion, and these obscure the problem seriously. ..."
8. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"Thus in the rusts and in these ferns a process of nuclear fusion concerned with vegetative cells has apparently become substituted for the fusion of gametes ..."