from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The energy released by a nuclear reaction, especially by fission or fusion.
- n. Nuclear energy regarded as a source of power. Also called atomic energy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the energy released by a nuclear reaction; either through nuclear fission or nuclear fusion
- n. such energy used as a power source
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Energy derived from nuclear reactions; -- used at present especially of electrical power generated in atomic reactors, but encompassing also fusion energy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the energy released by a nuclear reaction
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The fact that Iran is acting inconsistently with United Nations Security Council resolutions, that it's acting inconsistently with the requirements of the International Atomic Energy Agency and moving towards, we fear, a weapons-based program rather than a civil nuclear energy program, is very worrying for the region and very worrying for the international community.
Ph.D. at Göttingen University on nuclear energy law.
Australia will make a very strategic contribution to global emissions management by providing uranium for the nuclear energy in countries like China, as well as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) which generates nearly 50 per cent less emissions than coal.
Some environmentalists think nuclear energy is the best practical alternative to fossil-based fuels; others vehemently oppose it.