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English noun: nuclear reaction

1. nuclear reaction (process) (physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei


Broader (hypernym)action, activity, natural action, natural process


Narrower (hyponym)chain reaction, decay, disintegration, endoergic reaction, exoergic reaction, fission, fusion, nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, nuclear fusion reaction, radioactive decay, spallation


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics









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