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atomic weapon

[ə′täm·ik ′wep·ən]
(ordnance)
Any bomb, warhead, or projectile using active nuclear material to cause a chain reaction upon detonation. Also known as atomic device; nuclear weapon.
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These include atomic weapons, as well chemical and biological weapons.
TEHRAN - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani berated the world's nuclear powers Wednesday, saying atomic weapons had not kept them safe and reiterating that his country was not seeking the bomb.
But as the number of atomic weapons grew (see graph, below), nations began to discuss other ways to deal with the "nuclear threat." In 1968, leaders from many nations signed a treaty to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons beyond the five nations that already had them.
In the years since WWII, two issues have fueled a debate over America's use of nuclear weapons against Japan: Did Washington have an alternative to the course it pursued -- the bombing of Hiroshima followed by dropping a second atomic weapon on Nagasaki on Aug.
Western nations, including the US, have accused Iran of planning to develop atomic weapons, but Tehran insists that it only wants the technology for energy production.
Hosting the 47-nation nuclear security summit here, Obama called for concerted global action to lock down loose nuclear materials, warning that if al Qaeda acquired an atomic weapon it would be a "catastrophe for the world."
50 Years Ago An atomic weapon was successfully exploded yesterday at the proving ground, north west of Woomera, Australia.
Europe and the US have threatened sanctions if the Tehran government tries to build an atomic weapon.
Mayor Kazumi Matsui raised concerns in his peace address about the global rise of self-centred politics and urged leaders to steadily work toward achieving a world without atomic weapons.
Mayor Kazumi Matsui urged leaders in his peace address yesterday to steadily work toward achieving a world without atomic weapons.
Mayor Kazumi Matsui raised concerns in his peace address today about the rise of self-centred politics in the world and urged leaders to steadily work toward achieving a world without atomic weapons.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, 'If atomic weapons are used in the war between India and Pakistan, so in your opinion how many settlements will be destroyed?' In response to this question, 10% said in lakhs, 54% said in crores, 34% said both countries entirely, while 2% did not know or did not wish to respond.