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Atomic vs Nuclear bomb

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What is the difference (if there's any) between an 'atomic' bomb and a 'nuclear' bomb?
Are they simply different names for the same thing?

Not looking for the complete scientific definition and explanation, I'm not versed in sciences and obscur equations, so plz vulgarise your answer for me to understand the difference, if difference there is :o)
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There is no difference; they both refer to the same thing.
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Nuclear is the general term.  Atomic bombs are fission devices.  Hydrogen and thermonuclear bombs are fusion devices.
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Hi, they are same.

> Nuclear is the general term.  Atomic bombs are fission devices.  Hydrogen and thermonuclear bombs are fusion devices.

Hydrogen bomb is a kind of atomic/nuclear bomb. But it is true that Hydrogen bomb is a fusion bomb, and many others are fission ones

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Thank you guys, points upped to 300 and splitted
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