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Shutdown margin The term 'Shutdown margin' as it applies to the area of nuclear science can be defined as ' The instantaneous amount of reactivity by which the reactor is subcritical or would be subcritical from its present condition assuming all full-length rod cluster assemblies (shutdown and control) are fully inserted except for the single rod cluster assembly of highest reactivity worth that is assumed to be fully withdrawn. '.
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