- a nation that has exceptional military and economic strength, and consequently plays a major, often decisive, role in international affairs.
Origin of Great Power
First recorded in 1725–35
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Examples from the Web for great power
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Gordon G. Chang
June 9, 2013
- a nation that has exceptional political influence, resources, and military strength
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