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Definition of the noun scram

What does scram mean as a name of something?


  1. A rapid shutdown of a nuclear reactor

Definition of the verb scram

What does scram mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: scrammed, scramming

  1. leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form

Alternative definition of the verb scram


  1. Get out of here; go away (frequently imperative).
  2. [ambitransitive] To abruptly insert the control rods of a nuclear reactor, usually in case of emergency shutdown.


"Scram" is the name of two video games, both based around a scram, or emergency shutdown of a nuclear reactor.


  1. "Scram" is a musical album of Ruby Fruit Jungle.
    • released on (18 years ago)
  2. "Scram" is a composition.


Scram is a musical group.

  • albums: "Kingsessing Trials", "Stand Up"


Scram: A scram or SCRAM is an emergency shutdown of a nuclear reactor – though the term has been extended to cover shutdowns of other complex operations, such as server farms and even large model railroads. In commercial reactor operations, this emergency shutdown is often referred to as a "SCRAM" at boiling water reactors, and as a "reactor trip" at pressurized water reactors. In many cases, a SCRAM is part of the routine shutdown procedure as well.

Phrases with Scram

  1. to scram
  2. Reactor Scram

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Scram

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Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Submarines (2002)

by Michael DiMercurio, Michael Benson

"Conn, Maneuvering, scram is a drill, cause simulated to be unknown, recommend snorkeling on the EPM." "Very well, shift propulsion to the EPM," the OOD says and hangs up. The announcement comes over the IMC, "Prepare to snorkel!

Google previewLost in the Grooves (2005)

Scram's Capricious Guide to the Music You Missed by Kim Cooper, David Smay

Scram is a magazine that for a dozen years has been tweaking the critical consensus with sly reappraisals of artists deemed insignificant, unimportant, or just far outside the hipster ghetto. We're the ones who shouted there was more to ...

Google previewGuidebook to Light Water Reactor Safety Analysis (1985)

by P. B. Abramson

failure to scram is a comnon mode failure (CMF} of identical components In all channels. This paper presents a general tutoral on ATWS In light-water cooled power reactors of the pressurized water reactor (PWR) and the boiling water ...

Google previewOut West (1911)

A rugby scram is the place where weight should be an asset to a team, but on many ocassions, as the one just instanced, the larger men are not adept in packing the scrum to the advantage where they can get the benefit of every pound that is ...

Google previewDesign and Safety Assessment of Critical Systems (2010)

by Marco Bozzano, Adolfo Villafiorita

According to NUREG, SCRAM is an acronym for "safety control rod axe man," the worker responsible for inserting the emergency rods on the first reactor in the United States. 1.4.2 When Things Go Wrong Controlling the circuits is essential ...

Google previewThe Military Dictionary (1987)

scram proximity: “Am about to open fire with proximity-fumed ammuntion" scram mushroom: “Am about to fire a special weapon.”). scramble—(DOD, NATO) An order directing takeoff of aircraft as quickly as ...

Google previewOxford American Large Print Dictionary (2008)

by Oxford University Press

scram /skram/ v. ( scrammed ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Control Technology: Volume 7 (1994)

High-Hazard Pollutants by Paul Cheremisinoff

State and Local Emergency Management Data Users Group BBS Support Center for Regulatory Air Models (SCRAM) BBS Water and Wastewater Network U.S. EPA Office of Solid ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

"Scram" buttons (buttons in the controlled area that, when pressed, cause radiation levels to drop immediately to safe levels) must be easily accessible and prominently marked and displayed. Monitor devices, such as continuous air monitors ...

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Scrabble value of S1C3R1A1M3

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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