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Meaning of NUCLEAR REACTOR

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements
 
 Synonyms: reactor
 
 See Also: apparatus, atomic pile, atomic reactor, breeder reactor, chain reactor, control rod, core, fast reactor, fusion reactor, gas-cooled reactor, liquid metal reactor, moderator, pile, setup, thermal reactor, thermonuclear reactor, water-cooled reactor

 

 

 

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