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nuclear power

power derived from nuclear energy.
Also called atomic power.
Origin of nuclear power
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
  • We're talking about the still-with-us history of nuclear power as well as its possible future.
  • Jet engines and nuclear power spread into everyday lives.
  • Forecasters see no need for new coal and nuclear power plants.
  • The world is about to enter a period of unprecedented investment in nuclear power.
  • But the new reactor doesn't solve what is probably the biggest problem facing nuclear power today: the high cost of building them.
  • Compact nuclear power plants may be a lifeline for a struggling industry.
British Dictionary definitions for nuclear power

nuclear power

power, esp electrical or motive, produced by a nuclear reactor Also called atomic power
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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nuclear power in Culture

nuclear power definition

The electrical power generated by a nuclear reactor.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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