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superpower

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Pronunciation: /ˈsuːpəpaʊə
 
, ˈsjuː-/

Definition of superpower in English:

noun

A very powerful and influential nation (used especially with reference to the US and the former Soviet Union when these were perceived as the two most powerful nations in the world): the threat to oil supplies brought the two superpowers closer together [as modifier]: superpower rivalry a superpower summit
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  • The first occasion was the collapse of the Soviet superpower enemy and of Communism as an ideology.
  • It is very difficult to be capitalist when there is a communist superpower invading most of Eastern Europe and trying to do the same in Africa and South America.
  • When Bobby Fischer met Boris Spassky at the 1972 World Chess Championship, the event was redolent with the superpower politics of the Cold War.

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