Definition of 'uranium'

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The apparent uranium enrichment facility is being built within a larger research complex. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Thousands of centrifuges are required to produce enough enriched uranium for a weapons programme. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The focus at the moment is naturally on uranium enrichment. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But withdrawal would be a contradiction of all its solemn denials that its uranium enrichment programme has any military purposes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A working uranium programme would allow it to increase its production significantly. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Experiments with X rays and uranium produced the knowledge of electrons and the nucleus of the atom. Stearns, Peter N. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)A power plant needs uranium enriched to only 3 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Ten hours of labour will follow, at the uranium plant or in the colony's workshops. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

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Translations for 'uranium'

British English: uranium /jʊˈreɪnɪəm/ NOUN
Uranium is a radioactive metal that is used to produce nuclear energy and weapons.
  • American English: uranium
  • Arabic: يُورانِيُوم
  • Brazilian Portuguese: urânio
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  • Croatian: uran
  • Czech: uran
  • Danish: uran
  • Dutch: uranium
  • European Spanish: uranio
  • Finnish: uraani
  • French: uranium
  • German: Uran
  • Greek: ουράνιο
  • Italian: uranio
  • Japanese: ウラニウム
  • Korean: 우라늄
  • Norwegian: uran
  • Polish: uran
  • European Portuguese: urânio
  • Romanian: uraniu
  • Russian: уран
  • Spanish: uranio
  • Swedish: uran
  • Thai: ธาตุยูเรเนียม
  • Turkish: uranyum
  • Ukrainian: уран
  • Vietnamese: uranium


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