from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Power, especially electricity, the source of which is nuclear fission or fusion.
- n. A nation or group possessing nuclear weapons.
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- n. Power, especially electrical power, obtained using nuclear fission or nuclear fusion
- n. A nation that possesses nuclear weapons
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Power derived from nuclear reactions; -- used at present especially of electrical power generated in atomic reactors, but encompassing also fusion power.
- n. A country possessing nuclear weapons.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. nuclear energy regarded as a source of electricity for the power grid (for civilian use)
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His predecessor had been widely suspected of corruption, so we were quite interested in getting to know Rumyantsev, a nuclear physicist who obviously knew the ins and outs of both civil nuclear power and weapons production.
Normally, the air in the Dolphin was cleaned and circulated throughout the ship every two minutes, but the giant 200-ton air conditioner responsible for this was a glutton for the electric power that drove it; and the electricians 'estimate was that the reserve of power in the standby battery, which alone could reactivate the nuclear power plant, was already dangerously low.
The conventional view is that nuclear power is too expensive for Australia - but a recent report to ANSTO indicates otherwise.
Throughout his campaign, Mr. Mimura, an independent and backed by the opposition Liberal Democratic Party, avoided making nuclear power a campaign issue.
For example, the political institutions of Sweden do not give the inhabitants of Copenhagen participatory rights in decisions with respect to a nuclear power facility in Barseback that might require a total evacuation of the Danish city in the event of a serious disaster.
He even said something to her about a job he knew about in the area, working for Consolidated Energy Products, one of the bigger petrochemical companies that made stuff like components for nuclear power plants and plastics.
The dis - covery of the technique of directed scientific research has brought developments in social organization whereby scientific manpower can be deployed to solve such massive problems as those of nuclear power and space travel.
Fouda remembers that KSM said he had originally contemplated targeting American nuclear power plants with the hijacked planes, “and he said that later they decided to take it off the list because they were not sure if they could control the operation.”