Meaning of “high-powered” in the English Dictionary

"high-powered" in American English

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high-powered adjective (POWERFUL)

having a lot of power or strength:

a high-powered microscope

high-powered adjective (IMPORTANT)

having the skill, experience, knowledge, or authority needed to get important things done:

He’s one of the most high-powered men in the capital.

(Definition of “high-powered” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"high-powered" in Business English

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uk /ˌhaɪˈpaʊəd/ us also high-power

used to describe machines, equipment, weapons, etc. that are very powerful:

a high-powered computer/engine/laser

used to describe people who are very successful or in an important position:

a high-powered executive/lawyer/lobbyist

a high-powered job is a very important one:

It took me a year to find something and then I landed a high-powered job in sales.

(Definition of “high-powered” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)