nuclear power

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nuclear power

n.
1. Power, especially electricity, the source of which is nuclear fission.
2. A nation or group possessing nuclear weapons.

nuclear power

n
(General Physics) power, esp electrical or motive, produced by a nuclear reactor. Also called: atomic power

nuclear power

Not to be used without appropriate modifier. See also civil nuclear power; major nuclear power; military nuclear power; nuclear nation; nuclear weapons state.
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Noun1.nuclear power - nuclear energy regarded as a source of electricity for the power grid (for civilian use)nuclear power - nuclear energy regarded as a source of electricity for the power grid (for civilian use)
atomic energy, nuclear energy - the energy released by a nuclear reaction
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He said: "Nuclear power was promised as an energy source that would be too cheap to meter.
A few examples: the earth is flat, nuclear electricity will prove too cheap to meter, thalidomide and of course only 20 years ago climate scientists were forecasting the global weather change would bring on an ice age.
I remember as a young boy reading in an encyclopaedia circa 1959 that, thanks to the invention of nuclear power, electricity will in the future become too cheap to meter.
As far back as 2001, The Economist observed, "Nuclear power, once claimed to be too cheap to meter, is now too costly to matter.