Meaning of RADIOACTIVITY in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ -ak-ˈti-və-tē ]


Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary

Date: 1899

: the property possessed by some elements (as uranium) or isotopes (as carbon 14) of spontaneously emitting energetic particles (as electrons or alpha particles) by the disintegration of their atomic nuclei ; also : the rays emitted

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