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

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  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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How to use nucleus in a sentence?

  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. Joss Bland-Hawthorn:

    This can only be done radiatively from the monster at the galaxys nucleus.

  3. William James Durant:

    The family is the nucleus of civilization.

  4. Robert Collier:

    First the stalk -- then the roots. First the need -- then the means to satisfy that need. First the nucleus -- then the elements needed for its growth.

  5. Michael Vivio:

    Change is hard in a franchise organization. The nucleus of the business is an original recipe that our franchisees invest in, they got into the business because they believe in the recipe, so if that recipe changes, there are problems.

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