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definition of the word power

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< Middle English poer < Old French poer < Mediaeval Latin *potere, for Latin posse (to be able); see potent.


countable and uncountable; powers

power (countable and uncountable; plural powers)

  1. Physical force or strength.
  2. Control and influence over another entity and its actions.
    He exerted his power upon his subordinates to obtain illicit, personal satisfaction.
    The party has won power thanks to the influence of its charismatic leader.
  3. Electricity supply.
  4. A nation having a strong military and/or economy.
  5. (physics) A measure of the rate of doing work or transferring energy.
  6. (physics) A rate to magnify an optical image by a lens or mirror.
  7. (Biblical) in Christian angelology, the fourth level of angels, ranked above archangels and below principalities
  8. (mathematics) A product of equal factors. Notation and usage: xn, read as "x to the power of n." or "x to the n.th power", denotes x × x × ... × x, in which x appears n. times, where n. is called the exponent; the definition is extended to non-integer and complex exponents.
  9. (set theory) Cardinality.

control and influence over another entity and its actions

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