from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See nuclear energy.

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  • n. The energy released by an atom in a nuclear reaction.

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  • n. the energy released by a nuclear reaction


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  • He pointed to the tiny two-inch sphere of atomic energy that was this robot’s life.

    Time Was

  • America in a single jump — with anti-gravity powered by the atomic energy of matter.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • Timing was getting very tight, as Israel continued to express concern, through officials such as Gideon Frank, the head of its atomic energy agency, that Iran was nearing “the point of no return,” when it would have complete domestic mastery over the nuclear fuel cycle, after which we could not stop their progress toward nuclear weapons without using force.

    Surrender is not an Option


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