nucleation definition

  • noun:
    • 1st stage of a phase change in a tiny area.
    • The formation of cell nuclei.
    • The act or process of nucleating or developing nuclei; hawaii of aggregation of matter about nuclei; the running of central nuclei with particular types of otherwise amorphous product lying adjacent to all of them.
    • particularly, in physical, cloudy condensation, in an environment containing vapor, due to the gathering of moment globules of liquid about drifting particles labeled as nuclei.

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