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Fissile

Meanings and phrases

fissile

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. capable of being split or cleft or divided in the direction of the grain
  2. capable of undergoing nuclear fission; fissionable

fissile material

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Total fissile material in the reactor is 163 tonnes.
  • of about 16% of the fissile material present.
  • The U-235 weapon was considered very inefficient, with only 1.7% of its fissile material reacting.
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