# beta decay definition

• noun:
• The radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus followed by emission of a beta particle.
• A nuclear response in which a beta particle (electron or positron) is emitted
• radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus which accompanied by the emission of a beta particle

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• Definition for "beta decay"
• The radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus followed…
• Hypernym for "beta decay"
• radioactive decay
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