from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device, such as a bomb or warhead, whose great explosive power derives from the release of nuclear energy.
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- n. A weapon that derives its energy from the nuclear reactions of either fission or fusion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A weapon of great explosive power, such as an atomic bomb or a hydrogen bomb, which depends for most of its explosive power on the release of energy from within atomic nuclei by a nuclear reaction. A fission weapon or a fusion weapon. The term includes atomic shells for cannon.
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- n. a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
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