from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Biology Of, relating to, or forming a nucleus: a nuclear membrane.
- adj. Physics Of or relating to atomic nuclei: a nuclear chain reaction.
- adj. Using or derived from the energy of atomic nuclei: nuclear power.
- adj. Of, using, or possessing atomic or hydrogen bombs: nuclear war; nuclear nations.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. of, pertaining to, or using nuclear weapons.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or powered by atomic energy; same as nuclear-powered.
- adj. Of or pertaining to nations possessing nuclear weapons.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a nucleus; having the character of a nucleus; constituted by or constituting a nucleus; endoplastic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of a cell
- adj. constituting or like a nucleus
- adj. (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
- adj. of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom
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While the global cooling caused by superpower-on-superpower war could be catastrophic hence the term "nuclear winter" a small scale war could have an impact on the world climate, says National Geographic.
NBA Commissioner David Stern used the term "nuclear winter" to describe a decision that could produce a protracted court battle and cost the sport and its fans, arena workers and nearby restaurant staffs the entire season and perhaps beyond.
"When you work the word Iran into a sentence, you also have to work the word nuclear into a sentence and that's when this becomes a potentially more significant and more serious issue."
Sorry, Mr. President, but there is a dimension of fear properly associated with the word nuclear that is not matched by any oil spill.
For many, the term nuclear power still calls to mind Three Mile Island and Chernobyl.
George Bush's initial use of the term "weapons of mass destruction" grouped nuclear weapons with mustard gas, creating a level of societal confusion so widespread that even Zakaria uses the term nuclear weapons as if it were synonymous with weapons of mass destruction.