nuclear power plant
- noun a power station in which nuclear reactions are used to provide energy to run turbines which generate electricity
- 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 nuclear reactor, whose generated heat can be utilized to produce steam which drives the turbines of an electric generator. Also called nuclear power station, or atomic power plant.
- synonymnuclear power station