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power plant

or powerplant

a plant, including engines, dynamos, etc., and the building or buildings necessary for the generation of power, as electric or nuclear power.
the machinery for supplying power for a particular mechanical process or operation.
the engine, motor, or other power source along with related ignition, transmission, etc., components of a vehicle, aircraft, machine, etc.
Origin of power plant
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "We'll have to find the power plant, then," Matsui, the power-engineer said.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • "I'll go back and have a look at the power plant," Matsui said.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • Matsui, back at the power plant, was wanting to know what was wrong.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • Then finally the main apparatus—the power plant—was installed.

    Invaders from the Infinite

    John Wood Campbell
  • I'm glad of it, too, because they'll let our power plant alone now.

    Spacehounds of IPC Edward Elmer Smith
British Dictionary definitions for power plant

power plant

the complex, including machinery, associated equipment, and the structure housing it, that is used in the generation of power, esp electrical power
the equipment supplying power to a particular machine or for a particular operation or process
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