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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The energy given off as a result of breaking apart of nuclei of atoms.

Usage examples (38)
  • radioactivity is a powerful and dangerous energy used to make electricity.
  • During her years of work, Curie coined the term radioactivity, and named Polonium.
  • Something other than radioactivity is required to release nuclear energy within a star.
  • Even the historiography of women in radioactivity research has followed the same trend. for more
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