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world power Syllabification: world pow·er
Pronunciation: /wərld ˈpou(ə)r/

Definition of world power in English:


A country that has significant influence in international affairs.
Example sentences
  • The rise of the United States as a world power after 1945 was of paramount importance in international politics.
  • India in particular is a world power in its own right, rivalling the EU in influence.
  • Emperor Meiji initiated instituted wide sweeping political, civil and social reforms which transformed Japan into a significant world power.
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