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nuclear energy

noun
1.
energy released by reactions within atomic nuclei, as in nuclear fission or fusion.
Also called atomic energy.
Origin of nuclear energy
1925-1930
1925-30
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British Dictionary definitions for nuclear energy

nuclear energy

noun
1.
energy released during a nuclear reaction as a result of fission or fusion Also called atomic energy
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nuclear energy in Science
nuclear energy  
  1. The energy released by the nucleus of an atom as the result of nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, or radioactive decay. The amount of energy released by the nuclear fission of a given mass of uranium is about 2,500,000 times greater than that released by the combustion of an equal mass of carbon. And the amount of energy released by the nuclear fusion of a given mass of deuterium is about 400 times greater that that released by the nuclear fission of an equal mass of uranium. Also called atomic energy.

  2. Electricity generated by a nuclear reactor.


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nuclear energy in Culture

nuclear energy definition


Energy obtained from nuclear reactions.

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