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fission

fission

[fish-uhn]
fission, in physics: see nuclear energy and nucleus; see also atomic bomb.
Fission is a splitting of something into two parts.

Fission may refer to:

  • In physics, nuclear fission is a process where a large atomic nucleus (such as uranium) is split into two smaller nuclei
  • In biology, binary fission is the mitosis process whereby a prokaryote reproduces by cell division
  • In anthropology, fission is the process whereby a nation-state divides and becomes multiple states
  • In geology, fissility is the property of mudstones to split along layers

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