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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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