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Related to atomic pile: nuclear reactor
An early type of nuclear reactor whose core consisted of alternating layers of uranium pellets and graphite bricks, designed to create a sustained fission reaction.
(Nuclear Physics) the original name for a nuclear reactor
1. one that reacts or undergoes reaction.
2. Elect. a device whose primary purpose is to introduce reactance into a circuit.
3. an apparatus in which a nuclear-fission chain reaction is sustained and controlled, for generating heat or producing useful radiation.
4. (esp. in industry) a large container, as a vat, for substances undergoing chemical reactions.
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|Noun||1.||atomic pile - a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy|