nuclear power
nuclear power uclear power n. 1. Power derived from nuclear reactions; -- used at present especially of electrical power generated in atomic reactors, but encompassing also fusion power.

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

2. A country possessing nuclear weapons. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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