nuclear energy

noun
the energy released by a nuclear reaction
Syn: ↑atomic energy
Hypernyms: ↑energy, ↑free energy
Hyponyms: ↑atomic power, ↑nuclear power

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noun

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energy released by reactions within atomic nuclei, as in nuclear fission or fusion. Also called atomic energy.
[1925-30]

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nuclear energy noun
A more exact term for atomic energy, energy released or absorbed during reactions taking place in atomic nuclei
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Main Entry:nuclear

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nuclear energy UK US noun [uncountable]
energy that is produced when the structure of the central part of an atom is changed

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nuclear energy,
= atomic energy. (Cf.atomic energy)

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noun [noncount]
physics : energy that is created by splitting apart the nuclei of atoms — called also atomic energy, nuclear power

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ˌnuclear ˈenergy [nuclear energy] (also ˌnuclear ˈpower) noun uncountable
a powerful form of energy produced by converting matter into energy splitting the nuclei (= central parts) of atoms. It is used to produce electricity.
See also:nuclear power

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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