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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several similar techniques in which a subatomic particle or gamma ray is captured by a nuclide to form a second stable nuclide which is then measured.

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