nuclear power

noun
power derived from nuclear energy.
Also called atomic power.


Origin:
1925–30

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nuclear power
 
n
Also called: atomic power power, esp electrical or motive, produced by a nuclear reactor

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nuclear power definition


The electrical power generated by a nuclear reactor.

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Example sentences
He has also fought against nuclear power plants and the risk that they pose.
It plans to build three times as many nuclear power plants in the next decade
  as the rest of the world combined.
Only nuclear power had sufficient bang to propel the requisite payloads into
  space.
We need nuclear power and this administration will not support nuclear power
  because of left wing environmental pressure groups.
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