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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.

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

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]

re·ac·tor

(rē-ăk′tər)
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
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

reactor

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

reactor

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

reactor

:
reactor block
nReaktorblock m
reactor core
nReaktorkern m
reactor safety

reactor

[riːˈæktəʳ] nreattore m

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.

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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