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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.
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Origin of power plant
First recorded in 1885–90
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How to use power plant in a sentence
Consequently, the acquisition of a powerplant intended for actual flight was considerably deferred.
The engine was of normal stationary powerplant design, having a heavy base and two heavy flywheels, one on each side of the crank.
Often they were of the complete powerplant unit, including radiator and water and fuel, with no clarification.
British Dictionary definitions for 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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