What is nuclear?

  • (adj): (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy.
    Example: "Nuclear war"; "nuclear weapons"
    Synonyms: atomic
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on nuclear:

Doomsday Clock - Time Changes
... midnight and was subsequently advanced or rewound per the state of the world and nuclear war prospects ... as quickly as events occur the closest nuclear war threat, the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, reached crisis, climax, and resolution before it could ... first atomic bomb, officially starting the nuclear arms race ...
Smiling Buddha - Aftermath - International Reaction - Pakistan
... Pakistan did not view the test as a "peaceful nuclear explosion", and canceled talks scheduled for 10 June on normalization of relations ... Ali Bhutto vowed in June 1974 that he would never succumb to "nuclear blackmail" or accept "Indian hegemony or domination over the subcontinent" ... Munir Ahmed Khan said that the test would force Pakistan to test its own nuclear bomb ...

More definitions of "nuclear":

  • (adj): Of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of a cell.
    Example: "Nuclear membrane"; "nuclear division"
  • (adj): Of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom.
    Example: "Nuclear physics"; "nuclear fission"; "nuclear forces"
  • (adj): Constituting or like a nucleus.
    Example: "Annexation of the suburban fringe by the nuclear metropolis"; "the nuclear core of the congregation"

Famous quotes containing the word nuclear:

    American universities are organized on the principle of the nuclear rather than the extended family. Graduate students are grimly trained to be technicians rather than connoisseurs. The old German style of universal scholarship has gone.
    Camille Paglia (b. 1947)

    You can’t be a Real Country unless you have A BEER and an airline—it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a BEER.
    Frank Zappa (1940–1993)

    Could it not be that just at the moment masculinity has brought us to the brink of nuclear destruction or ecological suicide, women are beginning to rise in response to the Mother’s call to save her planet and create instead the next stage of evolution? Can our revolution mean anything else than the reversion of social and economic control to Her representatives among Womankind, and the resumption of Her worship on the face of the Earth? Do we dare demand less?
    Jane Alpert (b. 1947)