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English definition of “strength”

strength

noun (NUMBER)    /streŋθ/
[U] the number of people in a group : What's the current strength of the Cambridgeshire police force ?General words for size and amount in strength in large numbers : Demonstrators arrived in strength to protest against the closure of the factory .Large in number or quantity below strength UK If a group is below strength, it consists of fewer people or members than usual : The office will be below strength in August when a lot of people will be away.Small in number and quantity at full strength with the complete number of people who are usually in a group : Staff cuts have meant that we haven't been working at full strength for a year .Both, all, each and every
(Definition of strength noun (NUMBER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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