Definitions for "Fuel cycle"
All the stages involving the fuel - from uranium mining and making yellowcake, to the fuelling of a reactor, recycling of unused fuel, and radioactive waste management.
All the steps involved in using nuclear fuel in reactors: supply, use, processing and disposal of waste.
The processes involved in extracting a fuel in its native form, converting it to a useful product, transporting it to market, and consuming it at its final destination.