Nucular vs. Nuclear

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  • Nucular

    “Nucular” is a commonly used metathetic form of the word “nuclear”. While no dictionaries list this particular pronunciation as correct, several make mention of it because of its increased usage.

  • Nucular (adjective)

    pronunciation spelling of nuclear

  • Nucular (adjective)

    Nut-shaped; of or relating to a nucule — a section of a compound (usually hard) fruit.

  • Nuclear (adjective)

    Pertaining to the nucleus of a cell. from 19th c.

  • Nuclear (adjective)

    Pertaining to a centre around which something is developed or organised; central, pivotal. from 19th c.

  • Nuclear (adjective)

    Pertaining to the atomic nucleus. from 20th c.

  • Nuclear (adjective)

    Involving energy released by nuclear reactions (fission, fusion, radioactive decay). from 20th c.

    “a nuclear reactor”

    “nuclear technology”

  • Nuclear (adjective)

    Of a weapon: deriving its force from rapid release of energy through nuclear reactions. from 20th c.

    “a nuclear explosion”

  • Nuclear (adjective)

    Involving the destruction of something.

  • Nuclear (noun)

    nuclear power

  • Nucular (adjective)


  • Nuclear (adjective)

    relating to the nucleus of an atom

    “nuclear chemistry”

  • Nuclear (adjective)

    denoting, relating to, or powered by the energy released in nuclear fission or fusion

    “nuclear submarines”

  • Nuclear (adjective)

    denoting, possessing, or involving weapons using nuclear energy

    “nuclear warheads”

    “a nuclear attack”

  • Nuclear (adjective)

    relating to the nucleus of a cell

    “nuclear DNA”

Oxford Dictionary

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