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English definition of “strength”

strength

noun (POWER)    /streŋθ/
B2 [U] the ability to do things that need a lot of physical or mental effort : She had the strength and stamina to take the lead and win the gold medal . Admitting you've made a mistake is a sign of strength, not weakness . He showed great strength of character when he refused to accept the bribes . We shall struggle on, drawing our strength from the courage of others . Much of the country's military strength lies in its missile force .Fit and healthy C2 [C usually singular] the degree to which something is strong or powerful : Opinion polls put the combined strength of the two parties at 15 percent nationwide . You can gauge (= measure ) the strength of a democracy by the way it treats its minorities .Power and intensityEnergy, force and power
(Definition of strength noun (POWER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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