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Synonyms for nucleus
ˈnu kli əs, ˈnyu-; -kliˌaɪnu·cle·us

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. nucleus

    core, central part, center, kernel

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nucleus, cell nucleus, karyonnoun

    a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction

    core group, lens nucleus, core, karyon, cell nucleus

  2. nucleusnoun

    the positively charged dense center of an atom

    core group, lens nucleus, core, karyon, cell nucleus

  3. core, nucleus, core groupnoun

    a small group of indispensable persons or things

    "five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program"

    nitty-gritty, meat, core group, sum, inwardness, gist, heart and soul, lens nucleus, effect, substance, nub, center, burden, centre, kernel, magnetic core, essence, core, heart, karyon, marrow, pith, cell nucleus

  4. nucleusnoun

    (astronomy) the center of the head of a comet; consists of small solid particles of ice and frozen gas that vaporizes on approaching the sun to form the coma and tail

    core group, lens nucleus, core, karyon, cell nucleus

  5. nucleusnoun

    any histologically identifiable mass of neural cell bodies in the brain or spinal cord

    core group, lens nucleus, core, karyon, cell nucleus

  6. lens nucleus, nucleusnoun

    the central structure of the lens that is surrounded by the cortex

    lens nucleus, core, core group, karyon, cell nucleus

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nucleusnoun

    kernel, core, centre

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nucleusnoun

    kernel, core, heart, center

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "nucleus":

    core, nuclei, kernel, heart, nuclide

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  1. Gary Cohn:

    We had an interesting nucleus of people when I was in Trump White House -- the initial team. We were not bashful. It was a group that was willing to tell the President what he needed to know, whether he wanted to hear it or not.

  2. Minnesota Twins:

    We have a group of young players here in Minnesota, a nucleus of young guys that were really coming into their own in a lot of ways, i think some of those guys were ready to take the next step in their career offensively, and a couple of those guys were doing that at the same time. We also complemented them with some quality, veteran players.

  3. Tunisian Defence Minister Farhat Harchani:

    We will participate in the formation of the nucleus of the Libyan army and security forces in Tunisia. This is our duty and we will help Libya to get it done.

  4. Viola Davis:

    [ Actors ] are in the business of creating human beings, of finding out what makes you tick -- the psychological pathology, pathology is the study of tumors. Acting is a study of' What is your tumor ? What is that nucleus ?' And in order to do that, I felt like if I took that wig off... what it's going to force the writer to do is write the woman.

  5. William James Durant:

    The family is the nucleus of civilization.

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