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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of occurring in the center.

Usage examples (35)
  • For aerosols to form, the bonding particles must cross an energy threshold, which the scientists call nucleation barrier.
  • It works through a process called nucleation, whereby the carbon dioxide in the soda is attracted to the tiny bumps on the surface of the mints.
  • This forming of ice crystals is called "nucleation".
  • The website says the explosions are caused by quote nucleation sites. for more
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