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13 entries found for power. The first 10 are listed below.
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Main Entry: 1pow·er
Pronunciation: primarystresspaudot(-schwa)r
Function: noun
1 a : possession of control, authority, or influence over others <a politician hungry for power> b : one having such power; especially : an independent state <China is a major power in Asia>
2 : ability to act or do something <lose the power of speech>
3 a : physical might b : mental strength
4 : the number of times as indicated by an exponent a number occurs as a factor in a product; also : the product obtained by raising a number to a power <103, or 10·10·10, is the 3rd power of 10>
5 a : force or energy that is or can be applied to work <electric power> b : the time rate at which work is done or energy given off or transferred
6 : MAGNIFICATION 2b
synonyms POWER, ENERGY, STRENGTH mean the ability to put out effort or force. POWER applies to the ability to act, whether only possible or actually used <the king had the power to coin money>. ENERGY applies to stored-up power that can be used to do work <the sun could be a great source of new energy for us>. STRENGTH applies to that quality which gives a person or thing the ability to put out force or to oppose another's force or attack <test the strength of this rope>.

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