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English definition of “power”

power

noun [U] (ENERGY)    /paʊər/ US  /paʊɚ/ specialized
the rate at which energy is used, or the ability to produce energy : The ship was only slightly damaged in the collision and was able to sail into port under its own power. The power rating of my amplifier is 40 watts per channel .Energy, force and powerPower and intensity
(Definition of power noun (ENERGY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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