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3 entries found for fission.
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Main Entry: 1fis·sion
Pronunciation: primarystressfish-schwan also primarystressfizh-
Function: noun
1 : a splitting or breaking up into parts
2 : a method of reproduction in which a living cell or body divides into two or more parts each of which grows into a whole new individual
3 : the splitting of an atomic nucleus resulting in the release of large amounts of energy

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