nuclear engineering

nuclear engineering

noun
the branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction and operation of nuclear reactors 
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nuclear engineering

the field of engineering that deals with the control and use of energy and radiation released from nuclear reactions. It encompasses the development, design, and construction of power reactors, naval-propulsion reactors, nuclear fuel-cycle facilities, and radioactive-waste disposal facilities; the development and production of nuclear weapons; and the production and application of radioisotopes.

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