Definition of power plant in English:

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power plant

Pronunciation: /ˈpou(ə)r ˌplant/

noun

1An installation where electrical power is generated for distribution.
Example sentences
  • It might be a pasteurisation system or hydro plant or a nuclear power plant or refinery or something.
  • In this article, we will examine how a nuclear reactor and a power plant work.
  • But the path of electricity from a power plant to your wall socket is a rather, well, circuitous one.
1.1An engine or other apparatus that provides power for a machine, building, etc.
Example sentences
  • Designers have selected the engine as the power plant for the first two vehicles.
  • Interior noise levels are low - a trend among modern vehicles - and the diesel power plant is all but inaudible.
  • He found what it was that brought the bird down and powered up the fusion power plant again to get the lift circuits back online.

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Syllabification: pow·er plant

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