Definition of nuclear power in English:

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nuclear power

Pronunciation:

noun

1Electric or motive power generated by a nuclear reactor.
Example sentences
  • The Austrians have voted not to generate electricity from nuclear power stations.
  • We seem to be uneasy about the generation of electricity by nuclear power, although it is far less polluting than fossil fuels.
  • The main example I chose was the use of nuclear power for electricity generation.
2A country that has nuclear weapons.
Example sentences
  • The phrase ‘nuclear cricket’ was used to describe the test series between India and Pakistan in 1999, the year both nations became nuclear powers.
  • The five original nuclear powers have suspended production of fissionable material for weapons but a treaty on this has been blocked by India and Pakistan.
  • Five nuclear powers dominate the UN's security council, which authorises military action against other countries.

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Syllabification: nu·cle·ar pow·er

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