Nuclear Symbol

Nuclear symbol meaning

Nuclear symbol, also known as warning symbols or hazard symbols, are recognizable symbols created to warn people about dangerous or hazardous locations, materials, objects, like poisons, electric currents, and radioactivity. The use of nuclear symbols is often controlled by law and administered by standard organizations. Nuclear characters are designed in different colors, borders, backgrounds, and supplemental information to specify the danger and threat level (for instance, toxicity classes). Nuclear symbols are used in various places of or beside to written warnings since they are eye-catchy and quickly recognized, even faster than reading a written warning.

The nuclear symbol is quite similar to the Radioactive sign, which is the international biohazard symbol used as a warning sign against biological substances that cause a threat to the health of living organisms of humans. Besides, the nuclear logo can be used metaphorically for something deadly. The nuclear emoji can mean, "This place poses a great biohazard threat!".

History of the nuclear symbol emoji

The international radiation symbol first appeared in 1946 and is also known as the "trefoil." The symbol emerged at the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory, the University of California. At the time, the symbol was rendered as magenta with a blue background. The original version of the nuclear symbol was used in the United States with a yellow background, drawn with a central circle of radius R shape, an internal radius of 1.5 R, and an external radius of 5 R for its blades divided from each other by 60°. The trefoil was black in the international version and was also used in the United States.

The sign is referred to as a radioactivity warning sign, but it is, in effect, a warning sign of ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation is a far broader category than radioactivity alone because many non-radioactive sources emit potentially dangerous ionizing radiation levels. It can include x-ray apparatus, particle, and radiotherapy linear accelerators.

How to type nuclear symbol emoji

There are several ways to type nuclear emoji. The easiest method to do so is copy and then paste it, but other forms are also popular enough, like windows alt-codes or HTML - entities for websites. So, it's elementary to get the nuclear symbol emoji both on your computer and the mobile device even without any emoji keyboard installed. All you will need to do is select the nuclear emoji, copy and then paste it ☣️. You should choose this as a regular text and then copy it to your clipboard. After doing so, its important to switch to another website or app to paste emoji using your context menu or keyboard. *Hint: you can use Ctrl/Cmd+C keys to copy the nuclear emoji, and Ctrl/Cmd+V to paste it.

Even if the nuclear emoji or symbol looks like a black square or even a question mark, it most probably will be afterward automatically converted into an appropriate image or sign by website or app once you paste it. To avoid misunderstandings, you must first carefully read the meaning of ☣️ the character and look at ☣️ photos right before sending it to somebody, as some symbols don't exactly mean what you think they mean.

HTML - entities for nuclear symbol

HTML - entities are used for websites. Users can put the nuclear emoji HTML entity code in decimal ☣️ and hexadecimal ☣&#xfe0f their message, and then it will be moved into a graphical representation of the nuclear symbol once the user submits.

nuclear symbol ALT codes for windows

You can type symbol or any other Unicode character and code value up to U+0ffff by alt- code in MS Windows. Follow the instructions:

  • First, press and hold the Alt key on your keyboard simultaneously.
  • Next, click the Plus (+) button on your numeric keypad.
  • Then, type the hexadecimal Unicode digit-by-digit.
  • Finally, release the Alt key to see your nuclear emoji.

How to use and type Nuclear symbol code?

  • If your keyboard contains separate NumPad, you should be sure that it is enabled. If it is not, press the Num Lock key to activate it then press hold down the Alt key on the left side. Type the number that represents that character or the symbol you want to insert and then release the insert key.
  • For example, for the greek letter omega Ω press and hold Alt and the type 0234 and then release.
  • There is another method that works only for word documents. In this method, you should type the characters first then press Alt and X. For example ( 0234 + Alt + X for greek letter omega ).
  • If you have a keyboard that doesn't have NumPad here is what will work for you. Find the Function key ( FN ) then presses and hold the function key while holding press and release Num LK key; then release FN key. This method will activate the numeric keypad in your laptop.
  • Then do the same steps as in the previous example.
  • Notice that in IBM code you don't use 0 (Alt + 255 ) before the code which is different from the windows generator that requires to add 0 (Alt + 0255 ) before the code.

Table of Symbols and Codes

Symbol Title / Description Unicode Code / HTML Code
Radioactive ☢ ☢ (code)
Biohazard ☣ ☣ (code)

Something doesn't work?

  • The Num lock should always be enabled. If it is disabled when you are attempting an alt code, it may cause errors or unexpected results in some applications. For example, Alt+4 could be interpreted as Alt +, ← which causes the browser to go back if the Num lock is disabled.
  • If your laptop keyboard doesn't have a separate NumPad, you should hold FN button with Alt button while typing the code.
  • This method does not work for Linux system, but it is possible to use Unicode.

Other Miscellaneous Symbols

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