nuclear energy

nuclear energy
nuclear energy uclear energy n. Energy derived from nuclear reactions; -- used at present especially of electrical power generated in atomic reactors, but encompassing also fusion energy.

Syn: atomic energy, atomic power, nuclear energy, nuclear power. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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