Manhattan Project

(redirected from Manhatten project)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

Manhattan Project

n
1. (Historical Terms) (during World War II) the code name for the secret US project set up in 1942 to develop an atomic bomb. Also called: Manhattan District
2. (Nuclear Physics) (during World War II) the code name for the secret US project set up in 1942 to develop an atomic bomb. Also called: Manhattan District
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Manhattan Project - a former United States executive agency that was responsible for developing atomic bombs during World War IIManhattan Project - a former United States executive agency that was responsible for developing atomic bombs during World War II
executive branch, Executive Office of the President - the branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws
2.Manhattan Project - code name for the secret United States project set up in 1942 to develop atomic bombs for use in World War II
References in periodicals archive ?
During the Second World War he completed his doctorate on the principle of least action in quantum mechanics, from which later came his formulation of the path integral and his powerful Feynman diagrams, and he worked on the Manhatten Project which produced the first atomic bomb.
As if that was not enough, early in 1944 Joan went to the US with her husband Sam Curran to work on the Manhatten Project - the American development of the nuclear bomb.
Manhatten Project "Metallurgical Laboratory" (June 11, 1945) "The Franck Report" http://www.nuclearfiles.org/menu/key-issues/ethics/issues/scientific/franck-report.html.