Answer: of or having to do with atomic energy; atomic
Word Origin mid 19th century: from nucleus + -ar1.
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nuclear : [adjective] of relating to or constituting a nucleus.
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Nuclear is used to refer to the nucleus of an atom where the protons and neutrons are located. When a radioactive element gives off a neutron for example we call this a nuclear event. Atomic by contrast is used to refer to the outer layers of the atom where the electrons that orbit about the nucleus are located.
Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions to produce electricity. Nuclear power can be obtained from nuclear fission nuclear decay and nuclear fusion reactions. Presently the vast majority of electricity from nuclear power is produced by nuclear fission of uranium and plutonium in nuclear power plants.
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Nuclear Energy Is Extraordinary Nuclear energy comes from splitting atoms in a reactor to heat water into steam turn a turbine and generate electricity. Ninety-three nuclear reactors in 28 states generate nearly 20 percent of the nation's electricity all without carbon emissions because reactors use uranium not fossil fuels.
Nuclear definition pertaining to or involving atomic weapons: nuclear war. See more.
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