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noun [C] (PERSON WHO CONTROLS)   /ˈpɑʊ·ər/
someone or something, such as an organization or country , that has control over others , often because of authority , importance , or wealth : She is a power in the field of medical education .
(Definition of power noun (PERSON WHO CONTROLS) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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