atomic bomb

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An early generation gravity bomb.
A mushroom cloud characteristic of an atomic bomb detonation.

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Coined by British science fiction author H. G. Wells in his 1914 novel The World Set Free.

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atomic bomb (plural atomic bombs)

  1. A nuclear weapon that obtains its destructive energy from nuclear fission
    • 1914, Herbert George Wells, The World Set Free:
      The gaunt face hardened to grimness, and with both hands the bomb-thrower lifted the big atomic bomb from the box and steadied it against the side.

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