fertile material


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fertile material

[′fərd·əl mə′tir·ē·əl]
(nucleonics)
A material, such as thorium-232 or uranium-238, which is capable of being transformed into a fissionable material by capture of a neutron.
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Obviously there's a lot of fertile material to play with, so things that happen on the show have been ending up on our list of stories to tackle for a couple years now.
It is used literally in reference to the finite range of the works discussed in the present essay; and it is a shaded allusion to the (symbolic) points of the compass, pointers to the journeys that have provided (and continue to provide) the artist with rich and fertile material for her equally rich and fertile creative imagination.
The libraries and information science is not far from these affairs as the information specialist in the modern age become a fertile material for scientific studies and attention in order to qualify and develop his/her abilities to be able to deal with the world of knowledge and its requirements.
Jade Goody , the G20 and even Josef Fritzl have all provided fertile material recently.
The use of thallus fragments to produce plantlets by vegetative growth (asexual reproduction) removes the need for fertile material and spore production.
Alcyona has developed a writing and arranging style that pays great attention to subtle musical colours and textures, and gives, I imagine, a lot of fertile material to improvisers.
Adam, whose choreography is known for its gorgeous distortion of classical vocabulary, has fertile material to work with: "Curtain" is a bittersweet narrative that explores themes of loss and raw human interaction.
Although no fertile material was collected, the scaly-leaved plants bears many similarities to the modern conifer family Cupressaceae.
Like Van Gogh, I have fertile material to work with,'' Helfman said.
The story of this young martyr, who was shot with arrows but miraculously survived, provided fertile material on which the gruesome imaginations of Renaissance painters could run riot.
Apart from the projects and schemes related to Nuclear Power Programme, the spending includes projects on radiation technologies and advanced technologies and their applications, schemes on basic and applied research and exploration, mining and milling of uranium and other fertile materials, industrial scale production of nuclear fuel and heavy water and infrastructure and housing.