Reactor - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |riˈæktər|  American pronunciation of the word reactor
Brit.  |rɪˈaktə|  British pronunciation of the word reactor

noun

- an electrical device used to introduce reactance into a circuit
- (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements

Examples

The reactor will be cased in metal.

A huge nuclear reactor now spoils the view.

There was a major campaign to oppose the building of a nuclear reactor.

the atomic reactor used a gas coolant

Word forms

noun
singular: reactor
plural: reactors
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