atomic power plant
- A location which combines the structures, devices, and equipment necessary to produce nuclear power in quantities adequate for residential, commercial, or industrial use. The key component of such a location is the atomic reactor, whose generated heat can be utilized to produce steam which drives the turbines of an electric generator. Also called atomic power station, or nuclear power plant.
- synonym atomic power station
- noun a power station in which nuclear reactions are used to provide energy to run turbines that generate electricity
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