potency

[ poht-n-see ]
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noun,plural po·ten·cies for 4-6.
  1. the state or quality of being potent.

  2. power; authority: the potency of God's word.

  1. capacity to be, become, or develop; potentiality.

  2. a person or thing exerting power or influence.

Origin of potency

1
From the Latin word potentia, dating back to 1530–40. See potent1, -ency

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  • o·ver·po·ten·cy, noun

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potency

potence

/ (ˈpəʊtənsɪ) /


nounplural -tencies or -tences
  1. the state or quality of being potent

  2. latent or inherent capacity for growth or development

Origin of potency

1
C16: from Latin potentia power, from posse to be able

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