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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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