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Both Iraq and Syria are a fissile mixture of ethnicities and religions thrown together after Versailles by departing French and British imperialists and only kept together by Baathist tyranny and violence.
Michael Ignatieff

Meaning of "fissile" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FISSILE

From Latin fissilis, from fissus split.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FISSILE

fissile  [ˈfɪsaɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FISSILE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fissile is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES FISSILE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Fissile material

In nuclear engineering, fissile material is material capable of sustaining a nuclear fission chain reaction. By definition, fissile material can sustain a chain reaction with neutrons of any energy. The predominant neutron energy may be typified by either slow neutrons or fast neutrons. Fissile material can be used to fuel thermal-neutron reactors, fast-neutron reactors and nuclear explosives.

Definition of fissile in the English dictionary

The definition of fissile in the dictionary is capable of undergoing nuclear fission as a result of the impact of slow neutrons. Other definition of fissile is tending to split or capable of being split.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FISSILE


abseil
ˈæbsaɪl
acyl
ˈeɪsaɪl
antimissile
ˌæntɪˈmɪsaɪl
circumscissile
ˌsɜːkəmˈsɪsaɪl
docile
ˈdəʊsaɪl
domicile
ˈdɒmɪˌsaɪl
emissile
ɪˈmɪsaɪl
facile
ˈfæsaɪl
flexile
ˈflɛksaɪl
gracile
ˈɡræsaɪl
indocile
ɪnˈdəʊsaɪl
missile
ˈmɪsaɪl
pensile
ˈpɛnsaɪl
prehensile
prɪˈhɛnsaɪl
reconcile
ˈrɛkənˌsaɪl
scissile
ˈsɪsaɪl
seil
saɪl
sessile
ˈsɛsaɪl
sile
saɪl
tensile
ˈtɛnsaɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FISSILE

fissicostate
fissilingual
fissility
fission
fission bomb
fission product
fission reactor
fission-fusion bomb
fission-track dating
fissionability
fissionable
fissional
fissioned
fissipalmate
fissiparism
fissiparity
fissiparous
fissiparously
fissiparousness
fissiped

WORDS THAT END LIKE FISSILE

air-sea missile
air-to-air missile
air-to-ground missile
air-to-sea missile
anti-aircraft missile
antiballistic missile
antimissile missile
ballistic missile
cruise missile
ensile
esile
guided missile
intercontinental ballistic missile
intermediate range ballistic missile
intermediate-range ballistic missile
medium-range ballistic missile
medium range missile
resile
standoff missile
subsessile

Synonyms and antonyms of fissile in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «fissile» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FISSILE

Find out the translation of fissile to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fissile from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fissile» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

裂变
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fisible
570 millions of speakers

English

fissile
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विखंडनीय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الانشطارية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

делящегося
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

físsil
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিভাগী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fissible
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Fissile
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

spaltbar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

核分裂性の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

핵분열
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Fissile
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phân hạch
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அணுப்பிளவுப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लोखंडी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bölünebilir
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fissile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rozszczepialnych
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

делящегося
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fisionabil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σχάσιμων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

splijtstoffen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

klyvbart
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spaltbart
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fissile

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FISSILE»

The term «fissile» is normally little used and occupies the 108.894 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FISSILE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «fissile» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «fissile» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fissile

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2 QUOTES WITH «FISSILE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fissile.
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John Bolton
We estimate that once Iraq acquires fissile material - whether from a foreign source or by securing the materials to build an indigenous fissile material capability - it could fabricate a nuclear weapon within one year.
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Michael Ignatieff
Both Iraq and Syria are a fissile mixture of ethnicities and religions thrown together after Versailles by departing French and British imperialists and only kept together by Baathist tyranny and violence.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FISSILE»

Discover the use of fissile in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fissile and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Challenges of fissile material control
Reviews U.S. and international efforts to broaden and strengthen international controls on nuclear weapons-usable materials.
David Albright, Kevin O'Neill, Institute for Science and International Security, 1999
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Glossary for the Worldwide Transportation of Dangerous Goods ...
Radioactive Materials and Class 7 In each of the following entries Radioactive Material has been abbreviated to RM: Fissile RM • RM, excepted package, articles, 7 • RM, excepted package, articles manufactured from depleted uranium, 7 • RM ...
Malcolm A. Fox, 1999
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Limiting the Spread of Weapon-usable Fissile Materials
This report examines the problem of rapidly accumulating weapon-usable fissile materials and proposes an agenda to help the United States and other countries manage these materials.
Brian G. Chow, Kenneth A. Solomon, 1993
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Avoiding Nuclear Anarchy: Containing the Threat of Loose ...
By Owen R. Cote, Jr. What are fissile materials? How are they made? What quantities of these materials are necessary to produce a bomb? How do different designs affect a weapon's size, yield, and fissile material requirements? What are the ...
Graham T. Allison, 1996
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The Proposed Fissile-Material Production Cutoff: Next Steps
President Clinton has announced that the United States will take a comprehensive approach to the growing global accumulation of fissile material.
Brian G. Chow, Richard Speier, Gregory S. Jones, 1995
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Classification
(2.7.2.3.1) UN 29 1 2 RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, LOW SPECIFIC ACTIVITY (LSA -I), non-fissile or fissile-excepted UN 332 1 RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, LOW SPECIFIC ACTIVITY (LSA-II), non fissile or fissile-excepted UN 3322 RADIOACTIVE ...
Nations Unies. Comité d'experts en matière de transport des marchandises dangereuses, 2007
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The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
The following quantities of fissile radioactive materials are authorized under the Fissile Class II and III conditions listed: (2) Spec. 6M (§ 178.104 of this subchapter) metal packaging. Authorized only for solid radioactive materials which will not ...
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Adr 2009
... non-fissile or fissile-excepted UN 332 1 RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, LOW SPECIFIC ACTIVITY (LSA-I I ), non fissile or fissile-excepted UN 3322 RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, LOW SPECIFIC ACTIVITY (LSA-III), non fissile or fissile-excepted ...
United Nations Staff, 2008
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RADIATION SAFETY PROCEDURES AND TRAINING FOR THE RADIATION ...
Radioactive material, excepted package-limited quantity of material 7 UN2910 Radioactive material, low specific activity (LSA-I) non fissile or fissile excepted 7 UN2912 Radioactive material, low specific activity (LSA-II) non fissile or fissile ...
John R Haygood, 2013
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The Geology and Paleontology of the Late Cretaceous Marine ...
MEASURED STRATIGRAPHIC SECTIONS, LOWER PIERRE SHALE (continued) Wallace Ranch and Slurp Flats, Fall River County, South Dakota Gammon Ferruginous Member 110 cm Shale, olive black, fissile, bentonitic 2 cm Bentonite,  ...
James E. Martin, David C. Parris, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FISSILE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fissile is used in the context of the following news items.
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A guide to nuclear talks between Iran and six major powers
Iran also agreed to not enrich uranium beyond 3.67 percent of fissile material for at least 15 years, well below the 90 percent or more needed ... «Financial Express, Jul 15»
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Boeing patents laser-powered fusion-fission jet engine for airplanes …
In Boeing's patented design, there is a shield around the fusion chamber that's coated with a fissile material (uranium-238 is one example ... «Ars Technica UK, Jul 15»
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The Big Read: Waiting for terror - The plan for the next 7/7
Fissile technology,” he adds, “is 60 years old.” A radiological strike, or a more prosaic but potentially equally hazardous event such as a toxic ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
4
How to salvage some security from the botched Iran deal
In addition, the international community should formally affirm its determination to prevent Iran from acquiring enough fissile material for a ... «thejewishchronicle.net, Jul 15»
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Zakaria: Part of Obama 'Desperately' Wants a Nuclear Deal with Iran
... compromised its commitment to dismantle Iran's nuclear infrastructure and end its enrichment of fissile material, among other concessions. «Washington Free Beacon, Jul 15»
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Congress getting nervous about Iran talks, prepares to flex muscle
... allow Iran to build bombs -- and then pray that Tehran doesn't lob one into downtown Tel Aviv or auction off fissile material to a terror group. «Fox News, Jul 15»
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In defense of the atom
according to the International Panel on Fissile Materials. The radioactive decay of the fission products causes the fuel to still remain hot; ... «N.C. State University Technician Online, Jul 15»
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The U.S. and Iran: What Happens Once a Deal is Reached?
The emerging deal focuses only on Iran's capability to produce fissile material and leaves aside delivery systems, including ballistic missiles. «Jspace News, Jul 15»
9
America Punts on Nuclear Security in Asia
Since access to fissile material is considered "the long pole in the tent" among obstacles to be overcome by terrorists intent on making an ... «The National Interest Online, Jul 15»
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Assessing an Iran Deal: 5 Big Lessons from History
... weapons equivalent of fissile material did North Korea add to its arsenal, according to the best estimates of the U.S. intelligence community? «The National Interest Online, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Fissile [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/fissile>. Aug 2019 ».
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