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reactor (electrical device)

Definition:

an electrical device used to introduce reactance into a circuit

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

reactors

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

coil

Etymology:

"one that reacts", agent noun in Latin form from "react". In nuclear sense, ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of reactor...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

reactor | nuclear reactor [sense-specific]

[chemistry] a substance, such as a reagent, that undergoes a reaction | short for "nuclear reactor" | a vessel, especially one in industrial use, in ... (23 of 456 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/reactor

Wikipedia:

Reactor [disambiguation]

can mean: Bioreactor, any device or system that supports a 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... (35 of 190 words, 11 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Reactor

Britannica Encyclopedia:

reactor [chemistry]

in chemical engineering, device or vessel within which chemical processes are carried out for experimental or manufacturing purposes. Reactors range ... (20 of 187 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/492790​/reactor

Oxford Dictionary:

reactor | nuclear reactor

an apparatus or structure in which fissile material can be made to undergo ... | a container or apparatus in which substances are made to react ... (25 of 119 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/reactor

Random House Dictionary:

reactor | atomic reactor [physics, sense-specific] | nuclear pile [physics, sense-specific] | atomic pile [synonym, sense-specific] | chain reactor [synonym, sense-specific] | chain-reacting pile [synonym, sense-specific] | nuclear reactor [synonym, sense-specific] | pile [synonym, sense-specific]

a person or thing that reacts or undergoes reaction. | [electricity] a device whose primary purpose is to introduce reactance into a circuit. | ... (22 of 96 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/reactor

Merriam-Webster:

reactor | atomic reactor [sense-specific] | atomic pile [sense-specific] | choke coil [sense-specific]

one that reacts | a device (as a coil, winding, or conductor of small resistance) used to introduce reactance into an alternating-current circuit | a ... (23 of 71 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/reactor

Wiktionary:

reactor | reactors [plural]

A person who behaves in response to a suggestion, stimulation or some other influence. | [industrial] A structure used to contain chemical or other reactions. | [nuclear physics] A device which uses atomic energy to produce heat. | [chemistry] A... (37 of 50 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/reactor

New World Dictionary:

reactor

a person or thing that reacts or undergoes a reaction | "nuclear reactor" | [electricity] a device, as a coil or capacitor, inserted in a circuit to ... (25 of 41 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reactor

Macmillan British Dictionary:

reactor [countable] | reactors [plural]

a nuclear reactor (3 of 29 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/reactor

American Heritage Dictionary:

reactor

One that reacts to a stimulus. | [electronics] A circuit element, such as a coil, used to introduce reactance. | [physics] A nuclear reactor. (22 of 25 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reactor

Cambridge Dictionary:

reactor | nuclear reactor

a large machine in which atoms are either divided or joined in order to produce power (16 of 24 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/reactor

Encarta Dictionary:

reactor | reactors [plural]

somebody or something that reacts or takes part in a reaction | Same as nuclear reactor | a component in an electrical circuit used to create ... (24 of 55 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861699584​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Online Etymology:

reactor

First use: 1890

Origin: "one that reacts", agent noun in Latin form from "react". In nuclear sense, attested from 1945.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=reactor

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

reactor

Audio: British English pronunciation of "reactor"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/reactor

Macmillan British Dictionary:

reactor [countable] | reactors [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "reactor"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/reactor

Macmillan American Dictionary:

reactor [countable] | reactors [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "reactor"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/reactor

Cambridge Dictionary:

reactor

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "reactor"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "reactor"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/reactor

the Free Dictionary:

reactor

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "reactor"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "reactor"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "reactor" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/reactor

Google Dictionary:

reactor | reactors [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "reactor"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

reactor

Audio: North American pronunciation of "reactor"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=reacto​01 word=reactor

YourDictionary Audio:

reactor

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "reactor" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reactor

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