world power

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noun
  1. a nation, organization, or institution so powerful that it is capable of influencing or changing the course of world events.

Origin of world power

First recorded in 1880–85
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Related Words for world power

superpower, dominion, sovereignty, imperium, lordship

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British Dictionary definitions for world power

world power

noun
  1. a state that possesses sufficient power to influence events throughout the world
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