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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atomic energy, nuclear energy(noun)

    the energy released by a nuclear reaction


  1. nuclear energy(Noun)

    the energy released by a nuclear reaction; either through nuclear fission or nuclear fusion

  2. nuclear energy(Noun)

    such energy used as a power source

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Nuclear Energy

    Energy released by nuclear fission or nuclear fusion.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. nuclear energy

    All forms of energy released in the course of a nuclear fission or nuclear transformation.


  1. Nuclear power

    Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy, to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power station. The term includes nuclear fission, nuclear decay and nuclear fusion. Presently, the nuclear fission of elements in the actinide series of the periodic table produce the vast majority of nuclear energy in the direct service of humankind, with nuclear decay processes, primarily in the form of geothermal energy, and radioisotope thermoelectric generators, in niche uses making up the rest. Nuclear power stations, excluding the contribution from naval nuclear fission reactors, provided 11% of the world's electricity in 2012, slightly less than that generated by hydro-electric stations at 16%. However as electricity accounts for about 25% of humanities energy usage, with the majority of the rest coming from the fossil fuel reliant sectors such as transport, manufacture and home heating. Hydro and nuclear fission's contribution to the global final energy consumption is approximately 3.8 and 2.5% respectively.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Electricity Minister Mohammed Shaker:

    Nuclear energy is now being seriously studied.

  2. Dmitri Trenin:

    The visit will solidify the political relationship; confirm Russia as India's principal purveyor of arms; and expand ties in other areas, such as nuclear energy.

  3. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko:

    We discussed today the possibility of co-operation in the sphere of nuclear energy, there is the possibility for Ukraine to buy Australian uranium for our nuclear power stations.

  4. Janos Lazar:

    It is not in the interest of Europe to block this investment, hungary needs nuclear energy ... The European Commission understands this and accepts it, which is why it has accepted the Russian-Hungarian agreement.

  5. Andrae Rupprechter:

    Should other countries present similar subsidy plans, we will fight these in court, giving preference to nuclear power is unacceptable. Nuclear energy is neither safe nor economical. A lawsuit may also make potential investors hesitant.

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