Nuclear vs Fusion - What's the difference?

nuclear | fusion |

As an adjective nuclear

is (biology) pertaining to the nucleus of a cell.

As a noun fusion is





  • (biology) Pertaining to the nucleus of a cell.
  • * 2011 , Terence Allen and Graham Cowling, The Cell: A Very Short Introduction , Oxford 2011, p. 17:
  • However, the DNA in a bacterial cell is a single circular molecule and there is no separate nuclear compartment.
  • Pertaining to a centre around which something is developed or organised; central, pivotal.
  • Pertaining to the atomic nucleus.
  • Involving atomic energy.
  • a nuclear reactor
  • Of a weapon: deriving its force from rapid release of atomic energy.
  • a nuclear explosion

    Usage notes

    * The pronunciation .Geoffrey Nunberg, “[ Going Nucular”, 2002.

    Derived terms

    * corticonuclear * nuclear age * nuclear airburst * nuclear aircraft * nuclear artillery * nuclear cataract * nuclear certifiable * nuclear certified * nuclear chain reaction * nuclear chemistry * nuclear cytoplasm * nuclear electric rocket * nuclear emulsion * nuclear energy * nuclear fallout * nuclear family * nuclear fission * nuclear force * nuclear fuel * nuclear-free * nuclear gene * nuclear halo * nuclear hardness * nuclear hazard * nuclear incident * nuclear inclusion body * nuclear intelligence * nuclear isomer * nuclear lamina * nuclear magnetic moment * nuclear magnetic resonance * nuclear magneton * nuclear material * nuclear matrix * nuclear nation * nuclear navy * nuclear notation * nuclear operator * nuclear ophthalmoplegia * nuclear option * nuclear Overhauser effect * nuclear parity * nuclear photonic rocket * nuclear physics * nuclear poison * nuclear power * nuclear quadropole resonance * nuclear radiation * nuclear reaction * nuclear reactor * nuclear sclerosis * nuclear sharing * nuclear technology * nuclear terrorism * nuclear testing * nuclear transfer * nuclear underground burst * nuclear underwater burst * nuclear vulnerability assessment * nuclear war * nuclear warfare * nuclear waste * nuclear weapon * nuclear winter * nuclear yield



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  • The merging of similar or different elements into a union.
  • (physics) A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the concomitant release of energy.
  • (music) a style of music that blends disparate genres; especially types of jazz.
  • A style of cooking that combines ingredients and techniques from different countries or cultures
  • The act of melting or liquefying something by heating it.
  • * {{quote-book, 1855, James David Forbes, chapter=On Glaciers In General, year_published=1859, Occasional Papers on the Theory of Glaciers citation
  • , passage=From a vault in the green-blue ice, more or less perfectly formed each summer, the torrent issues, which represents the natural drainage of the valley, derived partly from land-springs, partly from fusion of the ice.}}
  • * {{quote-us-patent, 1951, Peter L. Paull & Frederick Burton Sellers, Method of Reducing Metal Oxides, 2740706 citation
  • , passage=The upper limit of temperature is determined by the point at which fusion of the ore takes place, or often, for practical purposes, the temperature at which the ore softens and agglomerates.}}
  • * {{quote-book, 2002, Philippe Rousset, chapter=Modeling Crystallization Kinetics of Triacylglycerols, Physical Properties of Lipids, editors=Alejandro G. Marangoni & Suresh Narine, isbn=0824700058 citation
  • , passage=Below the temperature of fusion of the solid phase, the growth rate of the solid/ liquid interface at low undercooling is affected mainly by undercooling.}}
  • (lb) The result of the hybridation of two genes which originally coded for separate proteins.
  • (lb) The process by which two distinct lipid bilayers merge their hydrophobic core, resulting in one interconnected structure.
  • Antonyms

    * (nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine) (l)

    Derived terms

    * (l)