from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A method for analyzing a material for its component chemical elements by bombarding it with nuclear particles or gamma rays and identifying the resultant radiations.
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- noun chemistry Any of several similar techniques in which a
subatomic particleor gamma rayis captured by a nuclideto form a second stable nuclide which is then measured.
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