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English definition of “power”

power

noun [U] (ELECTRICITY)    /paʊər/ US  /paʊɚ/
B1 electricity, especially when considering its use or production: You should disconnect the power before attempting to repair electrical equipment. Our building lost power (= the electricity was stopped) during the storm. power cables/linesElectricity and electronics
(Definition of power noun (ELECTRICITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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