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nuclear fission  fission
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A nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy WordNet 3.0
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A nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
In nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry, nuclear fission is a nuclear reaction or a radioactive decay process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into two or more smaller, lighter nuclei. Wikipedia
Where a large atomic nucleus (such as that of uranium) is split into two (or sometimes more) smaller nuclei. Wikipedia Disambiguation
The division of an atomic nucleus into parts of comparable mass; usually restricted to heavier nuclei such as isotopes of uranium, plutonium, and thorium. OmegaWiki
The splitting of a heavy nucleus into two roughly equal parts (which are nuclei of lower-mass elements), accompanied by the release of a relatively large amount of energy in the form of kinetic energy of the two parts and in the form of emission of neutrons and gamma rays (source: LBL). OmegaWiki
Short for nuclear fission: The process of splitting the nucleus of an atom into smaller particles. Wiktionary
A nuclear reaction in which a large nucleus splits into smaller ones with the simultaneous release of energy. Wiktionary
Atom-splitting nuclear reaction. Wiktionary (translation)