Crossword clues for reactor
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Choking coil \Choking coil\ (Elec.) A coil of small resistance and large inductance, used in an alternating-current circuit to impede or throttle the current, or to change its phase; -- called also reactance coil or reactor, these terms being now preferred in engineering usage.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"one that reacts," 1835, agent noun in Latin form from react. In nuclear sense, attested from 1945.
n. 1 A person who behaves in response to a suggestion, stimulation or some other influence. 2 (context industrial English) A structure used to contain chemical or other reactions. 3 (context nuclear physics English) A device which uses atomic energy to produce heat. 4 (context chemistry English) A chemical substance which responds to the presence or contact with another substance.
n. 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 [syn: nuclear reactor]
- Bioreactor, is a device which controls biologically active environment.
- Chemical reactor, a device for containing and controlling a chemical reaction
- Fusion reactor, a device for containing and controlling a fusion power reaction
- An inductor (possessing reactance) in an electrical power grid
- A current limiting reactor is used to limit starting current of motors and to protect variable frequency drives
- Nuclear reactor, a device for containing and controlling a nuclear reaction
- Reactor (Havok), a physics simulation engine
- The reactor pattern, a design pattern used in concurrent programming
- Reactor an alternative title for the 1978 Italian film War of the Robots directed by Alfonso Brescia
- Re-ac-tor, a 1981 album by Neil Young and Crazy Horse
- Reactor (arcade game), an arcade game created by Gottlieb
- Reactor, Inc., a defunct interactive entertainment company founded by Mike Saenz
- Reactor, a comedy series on Syfy, hosted by David Huntsberger.
Reactor is a raster video arcade game released in 1982 by Gottlieb. The object of the game is to cool down the reactor core without being hurled by magnetism and repulsion by enemy swarms of nuclear particles.
Reactor was developed by Tim Skelly, who was also responsible for Star Castle. It was the first arcade game to credit the developer on the game's title screen.
Reactor is a physics engine from the Irish software company Havok for use in Autodesk 3ds Max.
Usage examples of "reactor".
Murphy walked aft to look into the maneuvering room to see how the Engineering Officer of the Watch was handling the frantic actions required during a reactor scram.
The deck began to tremble as the huge twin steam propulsion turbines aft came up to full revolutions, blasting the Tampa through the water at one hundred percent reactor power.
Jesus, Murphy thought, not just a reactor scram but a fucking steam leak--a ruptured main steam line had enough energy to roast everyone in the aft compartment.
The nukes back aft must have gotten the reactor restarted, he decided.
Access fore and aft is through a shielded tunnel, since anyone inside the compartment when the reactor is critical would be dead within a minute from the intense radiation.
I understood, would consist of engineered microbes, their genetic material spliced together from bacteria discovered inside rocks in the dry valleys of Antarctica, from anaerobes capable of surviving in the outflow pipes of nuclear reactors, from unicells recovered from the icy sludge at the bottom of the Barents Sea.
The new Russian reactor coolant pumps on the AKULA class made that sound.
Worst leaks look to be primary coolant, and the radiation level in the reactor compartment is climbing.
And relay the word to maneuvering: group scram the reactor, secure all reactor main coolant pumps, engage emergency cooling, shut main steam valves one and two and secure steam to the engine room.
In the center of the coolant system was a reactor core with a pistol-grip lever protruding from it that moved the control rods.
Delaney would need power to restart the reactor, especially for the power-hungry reactor main coolant pumps.
The reactor operator, an aggressive first-class petty officer named Manderson, acknowledged and flipped each reactor main coolant pump T-switch on the lower reactor control panel to the slow speed position, then pulled each switch upward.
Then the liquid reactor coolant sprayed and flooded the compartment as the number-two reactor vessel flew off its foundation and careened to the aft bulkhead, where it punctured the titanium wall.
With less than minutes left on the battery in this reducedload status, the running of the reactor main coolant pumps to get flow through the core would exhaust the battery in three minutes or less.
The leak had dumped one coolant loop of highly radioactive water to the reactor compartment bilges.