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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (biology)
a. nucleus
Hace años los científicos descubrieron que no todas las células tienen núcleo.Years ago scientists found that not all cells have a nucleus.
2. (physics)
a. nucleus
Una bomba atómica utiliza la fisión para romper el núcleo atómico y liberar energía.An atomic bomb uses fission to break up the atomic nucleus and release energy.
3. (key part)
a. core
La facilitación de créditos a empresas lideradas por mujeres constituye el núcleo de nuestro proyecto de desarrollo.The provision of credit to businesses run by women forms the core of our development project.
b. heart
Después de muchos rodeos por fin llegamos al núcleo del asunto.After a lot of beating about the bush we finally got to the heart of the matter.
4. (cluster)
a. group
Cuando el partido fue proscripto, quedó reducido a unos pequeños núcleos clandestinos.After the party was banned, it became reduced to a few small clandestine groups.
b. center
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
De la carretera principal parten caminos de acceso a los pequeños núcleos rurales.From the main highway there are access roads to the small rural centers.
c. centre (United Kingdom)
La ciudad de México es uno de los núcleos urbanos más densamente poblados del mundo.Mexico City is one of the most densely populated urban centres in the world.
5. (linguistics)
a. nucleus
El núcleo de la oración que escribí era un sintagma nominal.The nucleus of the sentence I wrote was a noun phrase.
6. (electricity)
a. core
El núcleo magnético conduce la electricidad a través de la bobina.The magnetic core drives electricity through the coil.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (centro)
a. nucleus
2. (physics)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
núcleo atómicoatomic nucleus
núcleo de poblaciónpopulation center
3. (grupo)
a. core
núcleo durohard core
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(Biología) (Física) (Química) nucleus; (Electricidad y Eléctronica) core; (Botánica) kernel; stone; core; essence
núcleo de población population centre; population center; (EEUU)
núcleo duro hard core
núcleo rural (new) village; village settlement
núcleo tormentoso thunderstorm
Area Madrid: Predominio del ambiente soleado, con algún [núcleo tormentoso] por la tarde en la zona de la sierra
núcleo urbano city centre; city center; (EEUU)
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