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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The central part of an atom. A central point around which other parts are gathered.

Usage examples (36)
  • Inside the nucleus of the atom, we enter a third world, where events happen a million times faster still, and distances are a thousand times smaller than in the atom.
  • "It is going to be what they call a nucleus," said Olive, showing a little piece of fancy work.
  • The endosymbiotic theory for the nucleus is very speculative.
  • This argon nucleus is radioactive and has a life of about 50 days. for more
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