Tokamak meaning

tôkə-măk, tŏkə-
A doughnut-shaped chamber used in fusion research in which a plasma is heated and confined by magnetic fields.
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A reactor designed to control nuclear fusion in a plasma of ions and electrons inside a doughnut-shaped, or toroidal, magnetic bottle.
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A toroidal chamber in which a plasma is magnetically confined; used in nuclear fusion research.
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Origin of tokamak

  • Russian from to(roidal'naya) kam(era s) ak(sial'nym magnitnym polem) toroidal chamber with axial magnetic field

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Russian токамак (tokamak), an acronym of тороидальная камера в магнитных катушках (toroidalʹnaja kamera v magnitnyx katuÅ¡kax, “toroidal chamber with magnetic coils").

    From Wiktionary