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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 may apply the principles of his science to improving the standard of living, as he did by developing the nuclear-power plants.

    Careers in Atomic Energy Loyce McIlhenny
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
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