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nuclear power

noun
1.
power derived from nuclear energy.
Also called atomic power.
Origin of nuclear power
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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  • There were still, in 1968, a few people who were afraid of the nuclear power plant.

    Day of the Moron Henry Beam Piper
  • It was used mostly, from sun-up to sun-down, to supplement the nuclear power plant.

    All Day September Roger Kuykendall
  • 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
  • I am proposing a number of actions to energize our nuclear power program.

British Dictionary definitions for nuclear power

nuclear power

noun
1.
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 New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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