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nuclear physics

noun, (used with a singular verb)
the branch of physics that deals with the behavior, structure, and component parts of atomic nuclei.
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nuclear physics

(functioning as sing) the branch of physics concerned with the structure and behaviour of the nucleus and the particles of which it consists
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nuclear physicist, noun
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nuclear physics  
The scientific study of the structure and behavior atomic nuclei. See also neutron, proton, strong force.

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