Meaning of “water power” in the English Dictionary

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"water power" in British English

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water powernoun [ U ]

uk /ˈwɔː.tə ˌpaʊər/ us /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ ˌpaʊ.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • An interesting new idea for water power involves storing the power from other renewable energy sources, such as wind turbines, when more power is generated than is needed at a particular time. 
  • First, hydroelectricity was developed: electricity could be generated from water power. 
  • Steam is a source of water power, too! 
  • The next great improvement in water power was in the 19th century, when the modern water turbine was invented. 
  • Water power can cause natural disasters. 
  • Water power was also used as a way to tell time, by measuring how much water flowed into or out of a vessel. Water clocks were first used in ancient Egypt and Babylon around the 14th century BCE. 

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

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