a nation that has exceptional military and economic strength, and consequently plays a major, often decisive, role in international affairs.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of Great Power
First recorded in 1725–35
OTHER WORDS FROM Great PowerGreat-Power, great-power, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Great Power
a nation that has exceptional political influence, resources, and military strength
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