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fast-breeder reactor

or fast breeder reactor

[fast-bree-der, fahst-]
noun Physics.
  1. a breeder reactor in which there is no moderator and fission is caused by high-energy neutrons.
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British Dictionary definitions for fast-breeder reactor

fast-breeder reactor

  1. a nuclear reactor that uses little or no moderator and produces more fissionable material than it consumesSee also breeder reactor, fast reactor
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fast-breeder reactor in Science

fast-breeder reactor

  1. A breeder reactor that uses high-speed neutrons to produce fissionable material. See also nuclear reactor.
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