Definition of Reactor

1. Noun. An electrical device used to introduce reactance into a circuit.

Specialized synonyms: Coil
Generic synonyms: Electrical Device

2. Noun. (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements.

Definition of Reactor

1. n. A choking coil.

Definition of Reactor

1. Noun. A person who behaves in response to a suggestion, stimulation or some other influence. ¹

2. Noun. (nuclear physics) A device which uses atomic energy to produce heat. ¹

3. Noun. (chemistry) A chemical substance which responds to the presence or contact with another substance. ¹

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Definition of Reactor

1. one that reacts [n -S] - See also: reacts

Lexicographical Neighbors of Reactor

reactive depression
reactive hyperaemia
reactive inhibition
reactive intermediate
reactive mind
reactive oxygen species
reactive perforating collagenosis
reactive power
reactive powers
reactive schizophrenia
reactor (current term)
reactor scram
reactor scrams
read-eval-print loop
read-eval-print loops
read-only access
read-only file
read-only memory
read-only memory chip
read-only storage

Literary usage of Reactor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants: Policies, Strategies and Costs by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2003)
"Some reactor designs are replicated on a number of sites whereas others are unique thus requiring individual decommissioning plans. ..."

2. Dioxin Treatment Technologies by Florence Poillon (1994)
"A mixture of preheated waste and hydrogen is injected through nozzles mounted tangentially near the top of the reactor. The mixture swirls around a central ..."

3. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"Since the 1960s, testing and development of improved reactor fuels has been one of the EBR-II missions. More than 20000 fuel specimens have been irradiated ..."

4. Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators: Workshop by NEA Nuclear Science Committee (2005)
"The Nb surface of the linac accelerating structure is at a cryogenic temperature of 2 K, while the reactor is at a high temperature due to nuclear reactions ..."

5. Nuclear Energy Today by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2003)
"They are introduced into the reactor to reduce the number of neutrons and thus stop the fission process when required, or, during operation, to control and ..."

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