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EtymologyEdit

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

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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.

AntonymsEdit

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

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VerbEdit

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

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

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FinnishEdit

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fission

  1. Genitive singular form of fissio.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin fissiō, fissiōnem.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fission f (plural fissions)

  1. (chiefly physics) fission

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