atomic pile

a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy
Syn: ↑atomic reactor, ↑pile, ↑chain reactor
Hypernyms: ↑nuclear reactor, ↑reactor

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • atomic pile — ☆ atomic pile n. former name for NUCLEAR REACTOR …   English World dictionary

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  • atomic pile — atom′ic pile′ n. phs reactor 3) Also called atom′ic reac′tor …   From formal English to slang

  • atomic pile — noun see atomic reactor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • atomic pile — nuclear reactor, device which produces atomic energy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • atomic pile — Physics. reactor (def. 4). [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • atomic pile — noun an early nuclear reactor fuelled by uranium and moderated with graphite …   Wiktionary

  • atomic pile — /əˌtɒmɪk ˈpaɪl/ (say uh.tomik puyl) noun → pile1 (def. 7) …   Australian English dictionary

  • pile — I. /paɪl / (say puyl) noun 1. an assemblage of things laid or lying one upon another in a more or less orderly fashion: a pile of boxes. 2. Colloquial a large number, quantity, or amount of anything: a pile of things to do. 3. a heap of wood on… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pile — I n. concrete post to sink a pile II n. soft raised surface on a rug shaggy; smooth; soft; thick pile III n. fortune 1) to make a pile reactor 2) an atomic pile IV v. (P; intr.) ( to crowd ) the children piled into the car * * * …   Combinatory dictionary

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