Definitions

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

  • n. The study of the behavior and characteristics of nucleons or atomic nuclei.
  • n. Development of instruments for use in nuclear research.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The study of nucleons, or of atomic nuclei
  • n. nuclear physics or technology

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

  • n. the branch of physics that studies the internal structure of atomic nuclei

Etymologies

From nucleon.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • In a 1962 letter featured on the Chabad.org website, he wrote that "it is safe to assume that all we have learned in the field of nucleonics in the last few decades is very little by comparison with what we can confidently expect to learn in the next few decades."

    Menachem Rosensaft: Ultra-Orthodox Judaism Need Not Be Obscurantist

  • The uses in communication and nucleonics, energy sources ....

    Starfarers

  • "A high technology, including nucleonics and doubtless genetic engineering, arose on this planet, and evidently there was world peace, too," Nansen said.

    Starfarers

  • Virginia/Tokyo/Vietnamese Highlands The DARPA laboratory for experimental nucleonics in which Douglas Serman worked was in the wilds of rural Virginia.

    Floating City

  • They were still in their dark lair inside the experimental nucleonics complex.

    Floating City

  • In addition, he commenced a sub-rosa communication witk Douglas Sermana, a brother-in-arms working at the DARPA laboratory for experimental nucleonics in the American, state of Virginia.

    Floating City

  • At last, he relented, giving Croaker specific directions to the DARPA lab for experimental nucleonics.

    Floating City

  • Bribery, for one, has often proven more effective in war than nucleonics. '

    The Tar-Aiym Krang

  • Then on to more complex subjects as the mind matured, to biochemistry, nucleonics, sociology and psychology and the arts, including jurisprudence.

    Nor Crystal Tears

  • Paper and plastics, electronics, nucleonics, hydro-logics and parafoih'ng, insurance and banking, tridee stations and liquid tanking, entertainments and hydroponics and velosheeting.

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