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Related to nuclear power: nuclear energy
1. Power, especially electricity, the source of which is nuclear fission.
2. A nation or group possessing nuclear weapons.
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(General Physics) power, esp electrical or motive, produced by a nuclear reactor. Also called: atomic power
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Not to be used without appropriate modifier. See also civil nuclear power; major nuclear power; military nuclear power; nuclear nation; nuclear weapons state.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||nuclear power - nuclear energy regarded as a source of electricity for the power grid (for civilian use)|
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