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- n. The first stage of a phase transition in a small region.
- n. The formation of cell nuclei.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of nucleating or forming nuclei; the state of aggregation of matter about nuclei; the loading of central nuclei with specific kinds of otherwise amorphous material lying adjacent to them.
- n. Specifically, in physical, cloudy condensation, in an atmosphere containing vapor, due to the gathering of minute globules of liquid about floating particles called nuclei.
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