nuclear power


power derived from nuclear energy.


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Origin of nuclear power

First recorded in 1925–30
Also called atomic power. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences 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|Daniel Stone|August 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
  • 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|Loyce McIlhenny

British Dictionary definitions for nuclear power

nuclear power


power, esp electrical or motive, produced by a nuclear reactorAlso called: atomic power
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Cultural definitions for nuclear power

nuclear power

The electrical power generated by a nuclear reactor.

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