Oak Ridge


noun

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

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Example sentences from the Web for oak ridge

  • As for Elsli, she never drew a long breath till she had reached the house at Oak-ridge.

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  • "I want to go to see the lady at Oak-ridge," he said, roughly.

    Gritli's Children|Johanna Spyri
  • Elsli spent all her time out of school at Oak-ridge, and was very happy in her work.

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Cultural definitions for oak ridge

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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