fission

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin fissiōnem, accusative singular of fissiō (the act of breaking up), from findō (split, divide).

Noun[edit]

fission (countable and uncountable, plural fissions)

  1. The process whereby one item splits to become two.
  2. (physics) The process of splitting the nucleus of an atom into smaller particles; nuclear fission
  3. (biology) The process by which a bacterium splits to form two daughter cells.

Antonyms[edit]

  • (process of splitting the nucleus of an atom): fusion

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Verb[edit]

fission (third-person singular simple present fissions, present participle fissioning, simple past and past participle fissioned)

  1. To cause to undergo fission.
  2. (intransitive) To undergo fission.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

fission

  1. Genitive singular form of fissio.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fissio.

Noun[edit]

fission f (plural fissions)

  1. (chiefly physics) fission

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