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re·ac·tor

 (rē-ăk′tər)
n.
1. One that reacts to a stimulus.
2. Electronics A circuit element, such as a coil, used to introduce reactance.
3.
a. A chemical reactor.
b. A nuclear reactor.
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reactor

(rɪˈæktə)
n
1. (Chemistry) chem a substance, such as a reagent, that undergoes a reaction
2. (Nuclear Physics) short for nuclear reactor
3. (Chemistry) a vessel, esp one in industrial use, in which a chemical reaction takes place
4. (Electronics) a coil of low resistance and high inductance that introduces reactance into a circuit
5. (Medicine) med a person sensitive to a particular drug or agent
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re•ac•tor

(riˈæk tər)

n.
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.
[1885–90]
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re·ac·tor

(rē-ăk′tər)
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reactor - an electrical device used to introduce reactance into a circuitreactor - an electrical device used to introduce reactance into a circuit
coil - reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
2.reactor - (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elementsreactor - (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements
apparatus, setup - equipment designed to serve a specific function
atomic pile, atomic reactor, chain reactor, pile - a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy
breeder reactor - a nuclear reactor that produces more fissile material than it burns
control rod - a steel or aluminum rod that can be moved up or down to control the rate of the nuclear reaction
core - the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place
fast reactor - nuclear reactor in which nuclear fissions are caused by fast neutrons because little or no moderator is used
gas-cooled reactor - a nuclear reactor using gas as a coolant
liquid metal reactor - a nuclear reactor using liquid metal as a coolant
thermal reactor - a nuclear reactor in which nuclear fissions are caused by neutrons that are slowed down by a moderator
fusion reactor, thermonuclear reactor - a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fusion to generate energy
water-cooled reactor - nuclear reactor using water as a coolant
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
moderator - any substance used to slow down neutrons in nuclear reactors
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Translations
مُفَاعِلمُفاعِل
reaktor
reaktor
reaktori
reaktor
kjarnakljúfur
原子炉
원자로
reaktor
reaktor
เครื่องปฏิกรณ์นิวเคลียร์
lò phản ứng

reactor

[riːˈæktəʳ] Nreactor m
nuclear reactorreactor m nuclear
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reactor

[riˈæktər] nréacteur m
a nuclear reactor → un réacteur nucléaire
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reactor

n (Phys) → Reaktor m; (Chem also) → Reaktionsapparat m; (Elec) → Blindwiderstand m

reactor

:
reactor block
nReaktorblock m
reactor core
nReaktorkern m
reactor safety
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reactor

[riːˈæktəʳ] nreattore m
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react

(riˈӕkt) verb
1. to behave in a certain way as a result of something. How did he react when you called him a fool?; He reacted angrily to the criticism; Hydrogen reacts with oxygen to form water.
2. (with against) to behave or act in a certain way in order to show rejection of. Young people tend to react against their parents.
3. (with to) to be affected, usually badly, by (a drug etc). I react very badly to penicillin.
reˈaction (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of reacting. What was his reaction to your remarks?; I get a bad reaction from penicillin; I'd like to ask you for your reactions to these suggestions.
2. a change of opinions, feelings etc (usually against someone or something). The new government was popular at first, but then a reaction began.
3. a process of change which occurs when two or more substances are put together. (a) nuclear reaction; a chemical reaction between iron and acid.
reˈactionary (-ʃə-) adjective, noun
(plural reˈactionaries) (a person) opposed to change and progress or favouring a return to things as they were.
reˈactor noun
(also nuclear reactor) an apparatus in which nuclear energy is produced which can be used as a source of power, eg when converted into electricity.
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reactor

مُفَاعِل reaktor reaktor Reaktor αντιδραστήρας reactor reaktori réacteur reaktor reattore 原子炉 원자로 kernreactor reaktor reaktor reator реактор reaktor เครื่องปฏิกรณ์นิวเคลียร์ reaktör lò phản ứng 反应堆
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