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Dictionary definition for: Power

1. (n) possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons" "the power of his love saved her" "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"

2. (v) supply the force or power for the functioning of; "The gasoline powers the engines"

3. (n) (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)

4. (n) possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"

5. (n) a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world

6. (n) (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage" "during his first year in office" "during his first year in power" "the power of the president"

7. (n) one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; "the mysterious presence of an evil power" "may the force be with you" "the forces of evil"

8. (n) physical strength

9. (n) a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself

10. (n) a very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron"

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