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wind power

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noun
  1. power derived from wind: used to generate electricity or mechanical power.
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Origin of wind power

First recorded in 1900–05
Also called wind energy.
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Related Words for wind power

hydroelectricity

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Historical Examples of wind power

  • In no other part of the world is wind-power so extensively used.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

  • High ridges and eminences of all kinds will in the future be selected as the sites of wind-power and accumulator plants.

  • Wind-power, again, has been to a large extent neglected since the advent of the steam-engine.

  • The lack of streams and water-power is thus supplied by air-currents and wind-power.

  • There is also wind-power, now used to a limited extent by means of wind-mills.


British Dictionary definitions for wind power

wind power

noun
  1. power produced from windmills and wind turbines
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