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

  • adj. Nucleated.
  • transitive v. To bring together into a nucleus.
  • transitive v. To act as a nucleus for.
  • transitive v. To provide a nucleus for.
  • intransitive v. To form a nucleus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a nucleus; nucleated
  • v. To form (into) a nucleus, or to act as a nucleus
  • n. Any salt of a nucleic acid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a nucleus; nucleated.
  • intransitive v. To form into a nucleus or multiple nuclei.
  • transitive v. To gather, as about a nucleus or center.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To form into or about a nucleus.
  • To form a nucleus; gather about a nucleus or center.
  • Having a nucleus: as, a nucleate cell; nucleate protoplasm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a nucleus or occurring in the nucleus
  • v. form into a nucleus


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  • The researchers used an instrument called a transmission electron microscope to watch how nanowires made of silicon "nucleate," or begin to form, before growing into wires, said Eric Stach, an assistant professor of materials engineering at Purdue University.


  • Sever the ties that bind the nonsmokers of Framingham or worse, nucleate a large social network with a proselytizing smoker, and then, cataclysmically, the network might alter as a whole.

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  • Well, when the tunneling takes place, a small, microscopic bubble would nucleate somewhere in our universe.

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  • It could easily happen, for example, that the theory will predict that new universes will nucleate at a rate and collide with ours with such effect that the theory can be ruled out by observations * already* made.

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  • However, for a first order transition, at a critical temperature the nucleation of bubbles of the true vacuum in the sea of false begins, and at a particular temperature below this, bubbles just large enough to grow nucleate.

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  • Suppose we are working with a nucleate or kernel version of trope theory.


  • One strategy for mitigating the damaging effects of ice formation is to nucleate ice at a high sub-freezing temperature to avoid the high osmotic stresses associated with rapid freezing.

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  • On the boiling example: I actually have a casual, operators-level acquantance with nuclear reactor modeling for nucleate boiling, departure from nucleate boiling studies.

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  • Or how can we verify that anucleate cells preceded nucleate cells?

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  • Consider what happens to a nuclear reactor when a tiny steam film departure from nucleate boiling is created on the surface of a fuel rod.

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