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nuclear power

power derived from nuclear energy.
Also called atomic power.
Origin of nuclear power
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was used mostly, from sun-up to sun-down, to supplement the nuclear power plant.

    All Day September Roger Kuykendall
  • There were still, in 1968, a few people who were afraid of the nuclear power plant.

    Day of the Moron Henry Beam Piper
  • This means, simply, that operators in nuclear power plants need not be eminent physicists or mathematicians.

  • They had some nuclear power, introduced a century or so ago by traders from Marduk, one of the really civilized planets.

    Space Viking Henry Beam Piper
  • The accident at Three Mile Island made the nation acutely aware of the safety risks posed by nuclear power plants.

British Dictionary definitions for nuclear power

nuclear power

power, esp electrical or motive, produced by a nuclear reactor Also called atomic power
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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nuclear power in Culture

nuclear power definition

The electrical power generated by a nuclear reactor.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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