water power

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noun

the power of water used, or capable of being used, to drive machinery, turbines, etc.
a waterfall or descent in a watercourse capable of being so used.
a water right possessed by a mill.

Origin of water power

First recorded in 1820–30
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water power

noun

the power latent in a dynamic or static head of water as used to drive machinery, esp for generating electricity
a source of such power, such as a drop in the level of a river, etc
the right to the use of water for such a purpose, as possessed by a water mill

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