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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scram, buzz off, fuck off, get, bugger offverb

    leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form

    "Scram!"

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  1. Scramverb

    to shut down (a nuclear reactor) quickly, as in an emergency.

  2. Scramnoun

    the rapid shut down of a nuclear reactor, as in an emergency.

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  1. SCRAMnoun

    The emergency shutdown of a nuclear reactor, originally specifically by insertion of one or more safety control rods.

    Etymology: Originally an acronym for Safety Control Rod Axe Man, a term used to refer to the person assigned to the duty of dropping the boron control rods into the "pile" at the University of Chicago in case of emergency. This task was accomplished by cutting the supporting ropes with an axe and allowing the rods to drop into the core by natural gravitational forces.

  2. SCRAMnoun

    In a more general sense, an emergency shutdown.

    Etymology: Originally an acronym for Safety Control Rod Axe Man, a term used to refer to the person assigned to the duty of dropping the boron control rods into the "pile" at the University of Chicago in case of emergency. This task was accomplished by cutting the supporting ropes with an axe and allowing the rods to drop into the core by natural gravitational forces.

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  1. Scram

    A scram or SCRAM is an emergency shutdown of a nuclear reactor – though the term has been extended to cover shutdowns of other complex operations, such as server farms and even large model railroads. In commercial reactor operations, this emergency shutdown is often referred to as a "SCRAM" at boiling water reactors, and as a "reactor trip" at pressurized water reactors. In many cases, a SCRAM is part of the routine shutdown procedure as well. The term is usually cited as being an acronym for safety control rod axe man; however, it is probably a backronym.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scram in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scram in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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