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atomic energy

noun
Origin of atomic energy
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • atomic energy as a potential force for destruction has not been controlled.

    Atoms, Nature, and Man Neal O. Hines
  • Above all: think of the last great development, atomic energy.

    The Brain Alexander Blade
  • After a long minute, Scanton said: "What about atomic energy?"

    Anything You Can Do Gordon Randall Garrett
  • If atomic energy had not come in one year it would have come in another.

    The World Set Free Herbert George Wells
  • We don't know anything about the enemy—except that they are capable of interstellar flights, and have atomic energy.

    The Ultimate Weapon John Wood Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for atomic energy

atomic energy

noun
1.
another name for nuclear energy
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atomic energy in Science
atomic energy  
See nuclear energy.
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