Definition of nuclear physics noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


nuclear physics

BrE BrE//ˌnjuːkliə ˈfɪzɪks//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌnuːkliər ˈfɪzɪks//
[uncountable] Energy and physical forces
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the area of physics which deals with the nucleus of atoms and with nuclear energy See related entries: Energy and physical forces
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nuclear physics