1. [ noun ] (physics) an electrical device used to introduce reactance into a circuit
Related terms: electrical_device coil
2. [ noun ] (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements
Synonyms: nuclear_reactor
Related terms: apparatus atomic_pile gas-cooled_reactor breeder_reactor boiling_water_reactor fast_reactor water-cooled_reactor liquid_metal_reactor thermonuclear_reactor thermal_reactor core moderator control_rod physics
Similar spelling:   rector