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  • power power  /ˈpaʊ ər/ ?  possession of controlling influence

    power meaning(s) 

    1. (n) possession of controlling influence
    2. (n) (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)
    3. (n) possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
    4. (n) (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power
    5. (n) one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
    6. (n) a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
    7. (n) physical strength
    8. (n) a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
    9. (n) a very wealthy or powerful businessman
    10. (v) supply the force or power for the functioning of

    Synonym(s)

    power usage(s)

    1. Until recently, the power of the social networking sites was hugely underestimated.
    2. In some countries the power of the mafia exceeds that of the government and the former's writ prevails.
  • power brake power brake  a brake on an automobile that magnifies a small force applied to the brake…
  • power breakfast power breakfast  a meeting of influential people to conduct business while eating breakfast
  • power broker power broker  a person who is important by virtue of the people or votes they control
  • power cable power cable  cable used to distribute electricity
  • power company power company  a public utility that provides electricity
  • power cord power cord  a cord to conduct power to an electrical appliance
  • power couple power couple  a couple both of whom have high-powered careers or are politically influential
  • power dive power dive  a dive of an airplane that is accelerated both by gravity and by the power…
  • power drill power drill  a power tool for drilling holes into hard materials
  • power failure power failure  equipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails
  • power grid power grid  a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout…
  • power hammer power hammer  a power tool for drilling rocks
  • power hunger power hunger  a drive to acquire power
  • power law power law  (psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases…
  • power line power line  cable used to distribute electricity
  • power loading power loading  the ratio of the weight of an airplane to its engine power
  • power loom power loom  a loom operated mechanically
  • power meter power meter  a meter for measuring the amount of electric power used
  • power module power module  module that provides power to operate other modules
  • power mower power mower  a lawn mower powered by a gasoline motor
  • power of appointment power of appointment  authority given (in a will or deed) by a donor to a donee to…
  • power of attorney power of attorney  a legal instrument authorizing someone to act as the grantor's agent
  • power outage power outage  equipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails
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