thermonuclear weapon
A weapon in which very high temperatures are used to bring about the fusion of light nuclei such as those of hydrogen isotopes (e.g., deuterium and tritium) with the accompanying release of energy. The high temperatures required are obtained by means of fission.

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  • thermonuclear weapon — termobranduolinis ginklas statusas T sritis apsauga nuo naikinimo priemonių apibrėžtis Branduolinis ginklas, kurio veikimas pagrįstas termobranduoline reakcija. atitikmenys: angl. thermonuclear weapon rus. термоядерное оружие ryšiai: dar žiūrėk – …   Apsaugos nuo naikinimo priemonių enciklopedinis žodynas

  • thermonuclear weapon — termobranduolinis ginklas statusas T sritis apsauga nuo naikinimo priemonių apibrėžtis Ginklas, kuriame naudojama labai aukšta temperatūra, siekiant sukelti lengvųjų branduolių, pvz., vandenilio izotopų (deuterio ar tričio), sintezę. Per šį… …   Apsaugos nuo naikinimo priemonių enciklopedinis žodynas

  • thermonuclear weapon — termobranduolinis ginklas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Ginklas, kuriame naudojama labai aukšta temperatūra lengviesiems branduoliams, pvz., vandenilio izotopų (t. y., deuterio ir tričio), sujungti kartu išskiriant energiją. Reikiama aukšta …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • thermonuclear weapon — noun A weapon whose power is derived from nuclear fusion at high temperature Syn: hydrogen bomb …   Wiktionary

  • thermonuclear weapon — /ˌθɜmoʊˌnjukliə ˈwɛpən/ (say .thermoh.nyoohkleeuh wepuhn) noun an atomic weapon which involves a fusion reaction, as a hydrogen bomb …   Australian English dictionary

  • weapon — weaponed, adj. weaponless, adj. /wep euhn/, n. 1. any instrument or device for use in attack or defense in combat, fighting, or war, as a sword, rifle, or cannon. 2. anything used against an opponent, adversary, or victim: the deadly weapon of… …   Universalium

  • thermonuclear — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1938 1. of, relating to, or employing transformations in the nuclei of atoms of low atomic weight (as hydrogen) that require a very high temperature for their inception (as in the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thermonuclear — [[t]θɜ͟ː(r)moʊnju͟ːkliə(r), AM nu͟ːk [/t]] also thermo nuclear ADJ: ADJ n A thermonuclear weapon or device is one which uses the high temperatures that result from a nuclear reaction in order to cause it to explode …   English dictionary

  • weapon — n. 1) to load a weapon 2) to fire a weapon 3) to brandish; carry; draw; handle a weapon 4) to calibrate; zero in a weapon 5) to lay down, throw down one s weapons 6) a concealed; deadly weapon 7) automatic; defensive; heavy; light; offensive;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • thermonuclear bomb — ▪ fusion device also called  hydrogen bomb , or  H bomb   weapon whose enormous explosive power results from an uncontrolled, self sustaining chain reaction in which isotopes of hydrogen combine under extremely high temperatures to form helium in …   Universalium

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