HyperDic: nuclear_reactor

English > 1 sense of the expression nuclear reactor:
NOUNartifactnuclear reactor, reactor(physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements
English > nuclear reactor: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
Meaning(physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements.
Synonymreactor
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Partscontrol rodA steel or aluminum rod that can be moved up or down to control the rate of the nuclear reaction
coreThe chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place
moderatorAny substance used to slow down neutrons in nuclear reactors
Narroweratomic pile, atomic reactor, pile, chain reactorA nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy
breeder reactorA nuclear reactor that produces more fissile material than it burns
fast reactornuclear reactor in which nuclear fissions are caused by fast neutrons because little or no moderator is used
gas-cooled reactorA nuclear reactor using gas as a coolant
liquid metal reactorA nuclear reactor using liquid metal as a coolant
thermal reactorA nuclear reactor in which nuclear fissions are caused by neutrons that are slowed down by a moderator
thermonuclear reactor, fusion reactorA nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fusion to generate energy
water-cooled reactornuclear reactor using water as a coolant
Broaderapparatus, setupequipment designed to serve a specific function
Spanishreactor, reactor nuclear
Catalanreactor, reactor nuclear

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