- work done or energy transferred per unit of time. Symbol: P
- the time rate of doing work.
- the product obtained by multiplying a quantity by itself one or more times: The third power of 2 is 8.
- (of a number x) a number whose logarithm is a times the logarithm of x (and is called the ath power of x). Symbolically, y =xa is a number that satisfies the equation log y = a log x.
- the exponent of an expression, as a in xa.
- cardinal number (def. 2).
- the magnifying capacity of a microscope, telescope, etc., expressed as the ratio of the diameter of the image to the diameter of the object.Compare magnification (def. 2).
- the reciprocal of the focal length of a lens.
verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM powercoun·ter·pow·er, nounde-pow·er, verb (used with object)re·pow·er, verb
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Example sentences from the Web for power
Demonstrators are denouncing police violence in minority communities and demanding that officers who abuse their power be held accountable.George Floyd Protests Aren’t Just Anti-Racist – They Are Anti-Authoritarian|LGBTQ-Editor|June 22, 2020|No Straight News
This leads to an disproportionate concentration of power in the ecosystem.Publishers are rethinking user data to replace vanishing cookies|Zeotap|June 17, 2020|Digiday
They’ve ceded most of their power, willingly, to the executive branch.‘We don’t need your clicks’: The Dispatch co-founder Steve Hayes on bucking the attention economy|Pierre Bienaimé|June 16, 2020|Digiday
In general, there has been a backlash against the perceived elites, those in power, who have had enviable quarantines — and lives.Office politics: The class war has arrived at work|Shareen Pathak|June 12, 2020|Digiday
However, some of those in attendance do not have the power to shift the needle of change.‘It has to start from the top’: Agencies are forced to consider their own diversity and inclusion shortcomings|Kristina Monllos|June 8, 2020|Digiday
British Dictionary definitions for power
- legal authority to act, esp in a specified capacity, for another
- the document conferring such authority
- a military force
- military potential
- the value of a number or quantity raised to some exponent
- another name for exponent (def. 4)
- the rate at which electrical energy is fed into or taken from a device or system. It is expressed, in a direct-current circuit, as the product of current and voltage and, in an alternating-current circuit, as the product of the effective values of the current and voltage and the cosine of the phase angle between them. It is measured in watts
- (as modifier)a power amplifier
- mechanical energy as opposed to manual labour
- (as modifier)a power mower
- a measure of the ability of a lens or optical system to magnify an object, equal to the reciprocal of the focal length. It is measured in dioptres
- another word for magnification
Word Origin for power
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Cultural definitions for power
In mathematics, a power is a number multiplied by itself the number of times signified by an exponent placed to the right and above it. Thus, 32, which means 3 × 3, is a power — the second power of three, or three squared, or nine. The expression 106, or ten to the sixth power, means 10 × 10 × 10 × 10 × 10 × 10, or one million.
Idioms and Phrases with power
In addition to the idioms beginning with power
- power behind the throne
- powers that be, the
- corridors of power
- more power to someone
- staying power