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Definitions of "power"

  • The ability or capacity to perform or act effectively. noun
  • A specific capacity, faculty, or aptitude. Often used in the plural: her powers of concentration. noun
  • Strength or force exerted or capable of being exerted; might. See Synonyms at strength. noun
  • The ability or official capacity to exercise control; authority. noun
  • A person, group, or nation having great influence or control over others: the western powers. noun
  • The might of a nation, political organization, or similar group. noun
  • Forcefulness; effectiveness: a novel of unusual power. noun
  • Chiefly Upper Southern U.S. A large number or amount. See Regional Note at powerful. noun
  • The energy or motive force by which a physical system or machine is operated: turbines turned by steam power; a sailing ship driven by wind power. noun
  • The capacity of a system or machine to operate: a vehicle that runs under its own power. noun
  • Electrical or mechanical energy, especially as used to assist or replace human energy. noun
  • Electricity supplied to a home, building, or community: a storm that cut off power to the whole region. noun
  • Physics The rate at which work is done, expressed as the amount of work per unit time and commonly measured in units such as the watt and horsepower. noun
  • Electricity The product of applied potential difference and current in a direct-current circuit. noun
  • Electricity The product of the effective values of the voltage and current with the cosine of the phase angle between current and voltage in an alternating-current circuit. noun
  • Mathematics See exponent. noun
  • Mathematics The number of elements in a finite set. noun
  • Statistics The probability of rejecting the null hypothesis where it is false. noun
  • A measure of the magnification of an optical instrument, such as a microscope or telescope. noun

The word "power" in example sentences

Hannah Arendt, whose rejection of the command-obedience model of power and definition of ˜power™ as “the human ability not just to act but to act in concert” overlaps significantly with the feminist conception of power as empowerment (1970, 44).. [Feminist Perspectives on Power]

The defeat and collapse of the Soviet Union was the final step in the rapid ascendance of a Western Hemisphere power, the United States, as the sole and, indeed, the first truly global power…. [How THEY think | Letter Never Sent]

They say, 'The Congress shall _not have_ this power;' or, what is equivalent, they shall not exercise it, for a _power_ that may not be exercised is a nullity.. [Albert Gallatin American Statesmen Series, Vol. XIII]

What this Association and other missionary forces have done and are doing -- this Association more than others -- will be the balance of power to prevent the dreaded conflict of races; _the balance of power_ to settle the question; How can the two races live in the same section with mutual respect for each other's civil and Christian rights?. [The American Missionary — Volume 43, No. 12, December, 1889]

_The exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power_.. [Daily Strength for Daily Needs]

It may be because he has lost his erectile power (and this is how it is most commonly understood), or because he has lost all desire, or lastly, because the +vital fluid+ has become so +weakened+ and +degenerated+ as to have lost its +procreative power+.. [Manhood Perfectly Restored Prof. Jean Civiale's Soluble Urethral Crayons as a Quick, Painless, and Certain Cure for Impotence, Etc.]

In that which grants the executive power, the expressions are, 'The _executive power_ shall be vested in a President of the United States.'. [The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation Annotations of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 30, 1952]

Shall we read, "That ye may abound in hope, through the power of the _power_"?. [The Great Doctrines of the Bible]

Sinners, however, can merit nothing, since they are without grace, and even without charity which, according to the Gloss [250] on the words, _Having an appearance of piety, but denying the power thereof_, is "the _power_ of piety.". [On Prayer and The Contemplative Life]

When you think of this Holy Spirit of God as a power in every good life, it becomes a very real question what and of what sort is the _power_ that is holding sway over you in your leisure hours.. [Sermons at Rugby]

‘Ay,’ they replied, ‘but M. le Moine calls this power _proximate power_.’. [Pascal]

Ronald would have served Maurice at all hazards, and by all means in his power, or _out of his power_.. [Fairy Fingers A Novel]

The parent has every thing at stake, and it is manifestly unjust to give one man the power of deciding, while he escapes all the consequences of his mistakes, if he makes any, and to take away all the _power_ from those, upon whose heads, all the suffering, which will follow an abuse of the power, must descend.. [The Teacher Or, Moral Influences Employed in the Instruction and Government of the Young]

If the framers of the Constitution had meant that Congress should have power to pass a law for delivering up fugitives "held to service or labor," they would have inserted a clause _delegating such power_, as they did in the compact concerning "public acts and records.". [The Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act Anti-Slavery Tracts No. 9, An Appeal To The Legislators Of Massachusetts]

We seem to have the power of deciding to a certain extent in numerous cases of chemical affinity, (as of zinc with the oxygen of water, &c. &c.) which of _two modes of action of the attractive power_ shall be exerted. [Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1]

Islands to Europe, and puts all future regulations out of our power, either by impost or prohibition, which, though we might never find it to our interest to use, yet by keeping it in our _power_, will enable us to preserve equality with, and regulate the imposts of the countries we trade with.. [The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. I]

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Power Word Data

  • Pronunciations(pouˈər)
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  • Hyphenation pow er

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