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a city in E Tennessee, near Knoxville: atomic research center.
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Oak Ridge

A city in Tennessee, where uranium for the atomic bomb (see also atomic bomb) was produced during World War II. Since that time, the government has maintained a variety of nuclear research facilities in Oak Ridge. (See also Manhattan Project.)

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