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nuclear power

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noun
  1. power derived from nuclear energy.
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Origin of nuclear power

First recorded in 1925–30
Also called atomic power.
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  • He may apply the principles of his science to improving the standard of living, as he did by developing the nuclear-power plants.


British Dictionary definitions for nuclear power

nuclear power

noun
  1. power, esp electrical or motive, produced by a nuclear reactorAlso called: atomic power
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nuclear power in Culture

nuclear power

The electrical power generated by a nuclear reactor.

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