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The most terrifying thing I can think of is being alone - and I mean utterly alone, like no one else in the world alone - at night. That's the nucleus of the first story in my collection and it's also where the title came from for the book.
Paul Kane

Meaning of "nucleus" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NUCLEUS

From Latin: kernel, from nux nut.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NUCLEUS

nucleus  [ˈnjuːklɪəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NUCLEUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nucleus is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NUCLEUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Nucleus

Nucleus is a Latin word for the seed inside a fruit. It may refer to: ▪ Atomic nucleus, the very dense central region of an atom ▪ Cell nucleus, the central organelle of a cell, containing the chromosomes ▪ Nucleus, a cluster of neurons in the central nervous system ▪ Nucleus, the central part of a syllable in linguistics ▪ Comet nucleus, the solid, central part of a comet ▪ Condensation nucleus, the seed of a raindrop ▪ Ice nucleus, the seed of a snowflake ▪ Nucleus, the elements of a ring that associate with all others...

Definition of nucleus in the English dictionary

The first definition of nucleus in the dictionary is a central or fundamental part or thing around which others are grouped; core. Other definition of nucleus is a centre of growth or development; basis; kernel. Nucleus is also a large compartment, bounded by a double membrane, that contains the chromosomes and associated molecules and controls the characteristics and growth of the cell.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NUCLEUS


alias
ˈeɪlɪəs
Aurelius
ɔːˈriːlɪəs
coleus
ˈkəʊlɪəs
Delius
ˈdiːlɪəs
golias
ˈɡəʊlɪəs
Heraclius
hɛˈræklɪəs
ileus
ˈɪlɪəs
kinetonucleus
kɪˌnɛtəʊˈnjuːklɪəs
Lucilius
luːˈsɪlɪəs
macronucleus
ˌmækrəʊˈnjuːklɪəs
micronucleus
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈnjuːklɪəs
Peleus
ˈpɛlɪəs
pileus
ˈpaɪlɪəs
pronucleus
ˌprəʊˈnjuːklɪəs
punctilious
pʌŋkˈtɪlɪəs
Sibelius
sɪˈbeɪlɪəs
soleus
ˈsɒlɪəs
subnucleus
sʌbˈnjuːklɪəs
supercilious
ˌsuːpəˈsɪlɪəs
Vesalius
vɪˈseɪlɪəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NUCLEUS

nucleon
nucleon number
nucleonic
nucleonically
nucleonics
nucleophile
nucleophilic
nucleophilicity
nucleoplasm
nucleoplasmatic
nucleoplasmic
nucleoprotein
nucleoside
nucleosomal
nucleosome
nucleosynthesis
nucleosynthetic
nucleotidase
nucleotide
nuclide

WORDS THAT END LIKE NUCLEUS

active galactic nucleus
aculeus
aureus
benzene nucleus
calcaneus
crystal nucleus
Deus
Equuleus
Linnaeus
Morpheus
Odysseus
Orpheus
Peneus
Perseus
Piraeus
Prometheus
Proteus
Reus
Thaddeus
Zeus

Synonyms and antonyms of nucleus in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NUCLEUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «nucleus» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of nucleus
basis · centre · core · focus · heart · kernel · nub · pivot

Translation of «nucleus» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NUCLEUS

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

Translator English - Chinese

> 核
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

núcleo
570 millions of speakers

English

nucleus
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नाभिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نواة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ядро
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

núcleo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিউক্লিওটাইড
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

noyau
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nukleotida
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

原子核
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nukleotida
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trung tâm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நியூக்ளியோடைடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

न्यूक्लियोटाइड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nükleotit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nucleo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jądro
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ядро
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nucleu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πυρήνα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kern
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kärna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nucleus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nucleus

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NUCLEUS»

The term «nucleus» is very widely used and occupies the 19.136 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NUCLEUS» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «NUCLEUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word nucleus.
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Gregory Bateson
It is, I claim, nonsense to say that it does not matter which individual man acted as the nucleus for the change. It is precisely this that makes history unpredictable into the future.
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Walther Bothe
In this case, the particle formed has correspondingly less energy, whereas the product nucleus passes into the ground state with emission of the quantity of energy saved as gamma radiation.
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Walther Bothe
To demonstrate this simultaneity is by no means trivial, because it may for example happen that the product nucleus always forms in an activated state at first.
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Robert Collier
Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment.
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Norman Douglas
There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.
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Will Durant
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
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Gordon Gee
A truly great university is a nucleus of artistic expression. It fosters creative, critical thought, and serves as a platform for civil discourse.
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Paul Kane
The most terrifying thing I can think of is being alone - and I mean utterly alone, like no one else in the world alone - at night. That's the nucleus of the first story in my collection and it's also where the title came from for the book.
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Jason Kidd
There's always room for improvement. We have a nucleus that's pretty good. You want players that will help.
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Walter Kohn
In particular, I established a reasonably accurate energy threshold for permanent displacement of a nucleus from its regular lattice position, substantially smaller than had been previously presumed.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NUCLEUS»

Discover the use of nucleus in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nucleus and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Suprachiasmatic Nucleus: The Mind's Clock
Based on a conference funded by the National Institutes of Health, this timely book is the most up-to-date and definitive reference on the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), the part of the brain that controls circadian rhythms in mammals.
David C. Klein, Robert Y. Moore, Steven M. Reppert, 1991
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Nucleus and Nation: Scientists, International Networks, and ...
Over the course of the twentieth century, India metamorphosed from a marginal place to a serious hub of technological and scientific innovation. It is this tale of transformation that Robert S. Anderson recounts in Nucleus and Nation.
Robert S. Anderson, 2010
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Nucleus: A Trip into the Heart of Matter
Lavishly illustrated and with lively prose and captivating details, this book unravels the scientific mysteries that surround the subject of the nucleus.
Ray Mackintosh, Jim Al-Khalili, Björn Jonson, 2012
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The Cell Nucleus
The Cell Nucleus V1
Harris Busch, 2012
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Unravelling the Mystery of the Atomic Nucleus: A Sixty Year ...
Unravelling the Mystery of the Atomic Nucleus tells the story of how, in the span of barely sixty years, we made a transition from the belief that matter was composed of indivisible atoms, to the discovery that in the heart of each atom ...
Bernard Fernandez, Georges Ripka, 2012
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Models of the Atomic Nucleus: Unification Through a Lattice ...
This book supplies users with an interactive experience for nuclear visualization via a computer-graphical interface, similar in principle to the molecular visualizations already available in chemistry.
Norman D. Cook, 2010
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Between Nucleus and Cytoplasm
The fundamental distinguishing feature of eukaryotic cells is the presence of a structurally and functionally separate nucleus. An obvious prerequisite for the cell's viability is the capacity to transport material in a selective and controlled manner ...
Paul Agutter, 1991
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Nucleus of the Solitary Tract
I. INTRODUCTION The nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS) is the primary site of integration of afferent inputs relayed in the IXth and Xth cranial nerves and, as such, is involved in gastrointestinal, respiratory, and cardiovascular function.1 This role is ...
I. Robin A. Barraco, 1993
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The Subthalamic Nucleus: Part II: Modelling and Simulation ...
Neurotransmitter release Stimulation may excite axon terminals on the presynaptic neurons which project to the target nucleus. In response to each stimulus, these axon terminals release inhibitory or excitatory neurotransmitters, which diffuse ...
Tjitske Heida, Enrico Marani, Kamen G. Usunoff, 2008
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The Nucleus: New Physics for the New Millennium
The use of a coincidence technique to measure the angular correlations of decay products after inelastic excitation of the target nucleus is a powerfull tool for determining the multipolarity of the resonance excited. Only recently with the advent ...
F.D. Smit, R. Lindsay, S.V. Förtsch, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NUCLEUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nucleus is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jared Dudley doesn't expect to miss more than 'a couple games …
Great team. Great young nucleus. Jabari possibly coming back. Or is it another team? That's when your agent gets paid his percentage and he ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
2
34 days away: Five for Friday with McKinney Boyd's Don Drake
We have a great nucleus for success in that area of our football ... We feel like our kids have competed well in the past and our nucleus is used ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
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Optics history, dominance here paved way for photonics
“They really created kind of a nucleus for the smaller- and middle-sized companies here in town to really create an optics base here in ... «Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Jul 15»
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Cupich: 'We have this earth on loan'
In his homily, Francis praised families as the nucleus of society, calling them “the nearest hospital, the first school for the young, the best home for the elderly. «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
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What's the Big Deal About the Pentaquark?
The strong nuclear force, as its name implies, is the unspeakably robust force that glues together the components of every atomic nucleus: ... «io9, Jul 15»
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Protein plays dual role in helping breast cancer tumours to grow
The study, led by Dr Georgios Giamas and Professor Justin Stebbing, found that LMTK3 acts in the nucleus in two different ways, both of which ... «Imperial College London, Jul 15»
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Simpler, cheaper CRISPR gene editing
Here, an RNA guide probe labels repetitive regions in the nucleus of a ... to locate and track a gene among thousands in the nucleus of a living, ... «UC Berkeley, Jul 15»
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Lingayapalem to be nucleus of Seed Capital but there's no joy for …
Legislature, Secretariat and High Court will engulf the village What the villagers of Lingayapalem and Uddandarayunipalem have been ... «NYOOOZ, Jul 15»
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Cameron Heyward's extension keeps the nucleus of young and …
Heyward is the nucleus of this defense, and the rebuilding process. Keeping arguably the best defender on the team until 2020 is something ... «Behind the Steel Curtain, Jul 15»
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Nucleus Software appoints Daragh O'Byrne as Vice President …
Nucleus Software, the leading provider of lending and transaction banking solutions to the global financial services industry, announced an ... «New Kerala, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Nucleus [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/nucleus>. Sep 2020 ».
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