Definition of power plant in English:

power plant

Syllabification: pow·er plant

noun

  • 1An installation where electrical power is generated for distribution.
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    • 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..
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    • 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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