Meaning of POWER in English


I. noun Usage: often attributive see: potent Date: 13th century 1. a. ability to act or produce an effect, ability to get extra-base hits, capacity for being acted upon or undergoing an effect, legal or official authority, capacity, or right, 2. possession of control, authority, or influence over others, one having such ~, a controlling group ; establishment , a force of armed men, a large number or quantity, 3. physical might, mental or moral efficacy, political control or influence, an order of angels, 5. the number of times as indicated by an exponent that a number occurs as a factor in a product , cardinal number 2, 6. a source or means of supplying energy, motive ~ , the time rate at which work is done or energy emitted or transferred, magnification 2b, scope I,3, the probability of rejecting the null hypothesis in a statistical test when a particular alternative hypothesis happens to be true, Synonyms: see: ~ Synonyms: see: ~ II. Date: 1540 transitive verb to supply with ~ and especially motive ~, to give impetus to, intransitive verb to move about by means of motive ~, to move with great speed or force, III. adjective Date: 1822 operated mechanically or electrically rather than manually , of, relating to, or utilizing strength , of, relating to, or being a meal at which influential people discuss business or politics

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