- power derived from nuclear energy.
Origin of nuclear power
First recorded in 1925–30
Also called atomic power.
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Examples from the Web for nuclear power
Initial worries spread to America's nuclear-power plants, six of which are along the East Coast in the zone of the quake.The Earthquake That Wasn’t
August 23, 2011
He may apply the principles of his science to improving the standard of living, as he did by developing the nuclear-power plants.Careers in Atomic Energy
- power, esp electrical or motive, produced by a nuclear reactorAlso called: atomic power
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