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Meaning of “superpower” in the English Dictionary

"superpower" in British English

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superpowernoun [C]

uk   /ˈsuː.pəˌpaʊər/  us   /-pɚˌpaʊr/
a ​country that has very ​greatpolitical and ​militarypower: Since the ​disintegration of the USSR, there has been only one superpower - the US
(Definition of superpower from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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superpowernoun [C]

 us   /ˈsu·pərˌpɑʊ·ər/
any of the few ​countriesconsidered to be among the most ​powerful in the ​world: a ​military/​economic superpower
(Definition of superpower from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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superpowernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsuːpəˌpaʊər/ POLITICS
one of the countries of the ​world that has the most ​power and ​influence: India, Russia, and China are all ​aspiring global superpowers. an economic/​energy superpoweremerge as/become a superpower If ​Europe is to become a superpower, ​European unity is ​required.
(Definition of superpower from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “superpower”
in Chinese (Simplified) 超级大国…
in Turkish süper güç, süper devlet, cihan devleti…
in Russian сверхдержава…
in Chinese (Traditional) 超級大國…
in Polish mocarstwo…
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