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Fission

Fission

WordNet



noun


(1)   A nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
(2)   Reproduction of some unicellular organisms by division of the cell into two more or less equal parts
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Etymology


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Noun



  1. The process whereby one item splits to become two.
  2. The process of splitting the nucleus of an atom into smaller particles; nuclear fission
  3. The process by which a bacterium splits to form two daughter cells.

Verb



  1. To cause to fission.
  2. To undergo fission.