Fission is a splitting of something into two parts.

Fission may refer to:

  • In physics, nuclear fission is a process where a large atomic nucleus (such as uranium) is split into two smaller particles.
  • In biology, fission (biology) is the subdivision of a cell or a multi-cellular body into one or more parts and the regeneration of each of the parts into a complete individual.
  • In anthropology, fission is the process whereby a nation-state divides and becomes multiple states

Other uses:

  • Fission (band), a Swedish melodic death metal band

Famous quotes containing the word fission:

    The pace of science forces the pace of technique. Theoretical physics forces atomic energy on us; the successful production of the fission bomb forces upon us the manufacture of the hydrogen bomb. We do not choose our problems, we do not choose our products; we are pushed, we are forced—by what? By a system which has no purpose and goal transcending it, and which makes man its appendix.
    Erich Fromm (1900–1980)