One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An apparatus or structure in which fissile material can be made to undergo a controlled, self-sustaining nuclear reaction with the consequent release of energy.
- ‘The nuclear reactor releases energy in the form of heat which is used to generate steam, and the steam to generate electricity.’
- ‘The uranium, less than 5 percent enriched, will be used for fuel for civilian reactors.’
- ‘I once worked in the control room of an atomic reactor.’
- ‘Although Cuba does not yet have any operating nuclear power reactors, it is a signatory to this convention.’
- ‘The downside is that all the criteria needed to build a fusion reactor are rather difficult to achieve simultaneously.’
- ‘The difference between an atomic bomb and a nuclear reactor is in the speed and control of the release of energy.’
- ‘The plant's reactor No.1 was originally scheduled to go online in July 2004.’
- ‘The EU regards four of the plant's six reactors as unsafe.’
- ‘We're going to restart the five megawatt reactor.’
- ‘A colony on the moon almost certainly would require an atomic reactor for power.’
- ‘The temperature in the reactors began to rise, melting some steel plates.’
- ‘I think we should develop pebble bed reactors and continue to do research on fusion energy.’
- ‘And they have reactivated a mothballed nuclear reactor that can produce weapons-grade plutonium.’
- ‘Commercial nuclear power reactors are clearly terror targets, particularly those near airports.’
- ‘In the end, Bulgaria agreed to close the four old reactors at the plant.’
- ‘However, as is well known, the reactor began to shut down spontaneously within a few hours.’
- ‘Under the agreement, the U.S. is leading an international effort to build two light-water reactors in North Korea.’
- ‘But, pebble reactors do not have the same crash shields required of light-water breeder reactors.’
- ‘I think we have more chance of turning it into a light-water fusion reactor.’
- ‘There have been 300 reactors decommissioned around the world including perhaps 100 commercial power stations.’
- 1.1 A container or apparatus in which substances are made to react chemically, especially one in an industrial plant.
- ‘The organ was placed in a Teflon bag that neutrons can pass through and taken to a research reactor nearby, where it was irradiated with neutrons.’
- ‘A green chemistry example concerns the transfer of raw polymer resin into reactors.’
- ‘The dehydrogenation and selective hydrogenation reactors were run continuously and the product collected.’
- ‘Fossil fuel burning plants could simply place a serpentine reactor as the last component of their emissions clean up and sequester carbon on site.’
- ‘Solar receivers absorb this concentrated solar radiation and deliver it, in the form of high-temperature heat, to a chemical reactor wherein an endothermic reaction results in the production of solar fuels.’
A person who shows an immune response to a specific antigen or an adverse reaction to a drug or other substance.
- ‘With a high rate of spontaneous cure of the illness, such studies need a large number of subjects to balance the expected high placebo reactors.’
- ‘Production of IL - 12, IL - 4 and IL-IO was similar in TB patients and healthy tuberculin reactors.’
- ‘There is an urgent need to redefine the criteria for revaccination in abortive reactors who show preliminary response stages but do not develop a scar.’
- ‘The response of the eight reactors to the inhaled bronchodilator given at 6 hours (the end of the observation time) is shown in Figure 4.’
A coil or other component which provides reactance in a circuit.
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