Meaning of “firepower” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “firepower” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"firepower" in American English

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firepowernoun [ U ]

us /ˈfɑɪərˌpɑʊ·ər/

the ability to destroy things using weapons:

The small force could not withstand the enemy’s superior firepower.

Firepower is also the things, such as money or skill, that you need to produce results:

The campaigns are focusing their financial firepower on Florida.

(Definition of “firepower” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"firepower" in Business English

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firepowernoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfaɪəpaʊər/ us informal

the amount of money or influence that a company, person, etc. has, especially an amount that gives them the opportunity to do something:

Some shareholders fear that he lacks the necessary firepower to tackle the job of finance director.

(Definition of “firepower” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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