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Definition of "nucleonics" [nucleonics]

  • The study of the behavior and characteristics of nucleons or atomic nuclei. (noun)
  • Development of instruments for use in nuclear research. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nucleonics" in a sentence
  • "In a 1962 letter featured on the website, he wrote that "it is safe to assume that all we have learned in the field of nucleonics in the last few decades is very little by comparison with what we can confidently expect to learn in the next few decades.""
  • "The uses in communication and nucleonics, energy sources ...."
  • ""A high technology, including nucleonics and doubtless genetic engineering, arose on this planet, and evidently there was world peace, too," Nansen said."