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power US English

The ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality

power US Thesaurus

the power of speech

air power US English

Airborne military forces

power cut US English

A temporary withdrawal or failure of an electrical power supply

power law US English

A relationship between two quantities such that one is proportional to a fixed power of the other

power nap US English

A short sleep taken during the working day in order to restore one’s mental alertness

power pop US English

A style of pop music characterized by a strong melody line, heavy use of guitars, and simple rhythm

power-up US English

The action of switching on an electrical device, especially a computer

Red Power US English

A movement in support of rights and political power for American Indians

sea power US English

A country’s naval strength, especially as a weapon of war

Black Power US English

A movement in support of rights and political power for black people, especially prominent in the US in the 1960s and 1970s

Great Power US English

A nation or country that has considerable international influence and military strength

hard power US English

A coercive approach to international political relations, especially one that involves the use of military power

pedal power US English

Cycling as a means of transportation

power base US English

A source of authority, influence, or support, especially in politics or negotiations

power bloc US English

An association of groups, especially nations, having a common interest and acting as a single political force

power dive US English

A steep dive of an aircraft with the engines providing thrust

power line US English

A cable carrying electrical power, especially one supported by pylons or poles

power lunch US English

A working lunch, especially one at which powerful politicians, executives, etc., hold important discussions

power pack US English

A self-contained and typically transportable unit that stores and supplies electrical power

power plant US English

An installation where electrical power is generated for distribution

power play US English

Tactics exhibiting or intended to increase a person’s power or influence

power pole US English

A pole, mast, or tower that carries electric wires

power slide US English

A deliberate controlled skid in a vehicle, usually done in order to turn corners at high speed

power train US English

The mechanism that transmits the drive from the engine of a vehicle to its axle

power trip US English

A self-aggrandizing quest for ever-increasing control over others

power user US English

A consumer of electrical power

soft power US English

A persuasive approach to international relations, typically involving the use of economic or cultural influence

solar power US English

Power obtained by harnessing the energy of the sun’s rays

steam power US English

Power that is applied to an engine by the force of steam

water power US English

Power that is derived from the weight or motion of water, used as a force to drive machinery

wave power US English

Power obtained by harnessing the energy produced by waves at sea

wind power US English

Power obtained by harnessing the energy of the wind

world power US English

A country that has significant influence in international affairs

atomic power US English

Another term for nuclear power.

flower power US English

The ideas of the flower children, especially the promotion of peace and love as means of changing the world

motive power US English

The energy (in the form of steam, electricity, etc.) used to drive machinery

nuclear power US English

Electric or motive power generated by a nuclear reactor

people power US English

Political pressure exercised through the public demonstration of popular opinion

pester power US English

The ability of children to nag adults, especially to influence their parents to make certain purchases

power couple US English

A couple consisting of two people who are each influential or successful in their own right

power-driven US English

Operated or controlled by mechanical or electrical energy as distinct from manual labor

power factor US English

The ratio of the actual electrical power dissipated by an AC circuit to the product of the r.m.s. values of current and voltage. The difference between the two is caused by reactance in the circuit and represents power that does no useful work

power forward US English

A large forward who plays in the low post and typically has good rebounding skills


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