nuclear power

power derived from nuclear energy.
Also called atomic power.

1925–30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To nuclear power
World English Dictionary
nuclear power
Also called: atomic power power, esp electrical or motive, produced by a nuclear reactor

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Cultural Dictionary

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.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
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
We need nuclear power and this administration will not support nuclear power
  because of left wing environmental pressure groups.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature