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strengthnoun

 us   /streŋkθ, streŋθ/

strength noun (PHYSICAL POWER)

[U] the ​ability to do things that ​demandphysicaleffort, or the ​degree to which something is ​strong or ​powerful: After having ​surgery, it ​takes a while to get ​your strength back. Making ​basketsrequiresskill more than ​physical strength. The ​storm is ​gathering/​gaining strength. [U] The strength of a ​drug is ​itsability to have an ​effect.

strength noun (BRAVERY)

[U] bravery in ​dealing with ​difficulties: He ​showedreal strength in ​refusing to ​change his ​vote in ​spite of the ​call from the ​president.

strength noun (GOOD FEATURE)

[C/U] a ​positivequality that makes you more ​effective: [C] The ​plan had both strengths and weaknesses. [C] Her ​drive to ​succeed was a ​real strength. [C/U] The strength of a ​company or ​economy is ​itsability to ​producegoods, ​profits, and ​jobs: [U] a ​period of ​continuingeconomic strength

strength noun (NUMBER)

[U] the ​number of ​people in a ​group: Estimates of ​enemytroop strengths ​differed.
(Definition of strength from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "strength" - British English Dictionary

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strengthnoun

uk   us   /streŋθ/

strength noun (POWER)

B2 [U] the ​ability to do things that need a lot of ​physical or ​mentaleffort: She had the strength and ​stamina to take the ​lead and ​win the ​goldmedal. Admitting you've made a ​mistake is a ​sign of strength, not ​weakness. He ​showedgreat strength of ​character when he ​refused to ​accept the ​bribes. We will ​struggle on, drawingour strength from the ​courage of ​others. Much of the country's ​military strength ​lies in ​itsmissileforce.C2 [C usually singular] the ​degree to which something is ​strong or ​powerful: If the two ​partiesjoinedforces, ​their combined strength would be 127 ​seats. You can gauge (= ​measure) the strength of a ​democracy by the way it ​treatsitsminorities.
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strength noun (GOOD FEATURE)

C1 [C] a good ​characteristic: She's well ​aware of her strengths and weaknesses as an ​artist. His ​greatest strengths are his ​determination and ​resilience.

strength noun (NUMBER)

[U] the ​number of ​people in a ​group: What's the ​current strength of the city's ​policeforce?in strength in ​largenumbers: Demonstrators ​arrived in strength to ​protest against the ​militaryaction.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.at full strength at the ​bestlevel of ​abilitypossible: He is not ​expected to be at ​full strength for the ​rest of the ​season. with the ​completenumber of ​people who are usually in a ​group: Staff ​cuts have ​meant that we haven't been working at ​full strength for a ​year.
(Definition of strength from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "strength" - Business English Dictionary

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strengthnoun

uk   us   /streŋθ/
[S or U] the ​amount of ​power or ​influence that someone or something has: Advertising ​revenues in the UK have remained ​flat, although this has been ​offset by strength in the company's South African and Australasian ​operations.the strength of sth The ​outlook is uncertain and we cannot rely on the strength of ​economicrecovery in the near future.the strength of an economy/market/brand After the 110p ​plunge on Friday, the ​stock remained at 622p despite the strength of the ​market generally. We are continuing to build strength in ​keyareas of the ​business. economic/​financial/​market strength Both ​firms have ​strongcashbalances, good relative strength, and are in fast-growing ​sectors.
[C] a ​quality that someone or something has that helps them ​succeed or make ​progress: One of our strengths as a ​globalbrand has been our ​ability to ​adapt to ​localtrends.the strength of sb/sth Keeping ​employeemorale high is considered to be the strength of many Japanese ​organizations. Our Performance Management System ​identifies strengths and weaknesses in ​performance.biggest/greatest/key strength A ​key strength of the ​internet is that it ​permits seamless ​communication without ​regard to ​national boundaries.build on/focus on/look to sb's strengths A good ​branding intiative ​builds on a firm's strengths.
[U] MONEY how much ​value one ​currency has compared to the ​currencies of other countries: Continuing ​weakness in ​Europe has ​added to sterling's strength against the ​dollar.the strength of the euro/dollar/pound Many UK ​tourists have been discouraged from ​travelling abroad by the strength of the ​euro.
[U] how ​strong or well made a ​product or ​material is and so how likely it is to be ​damaged or ​broken: the strength of sth Amid ​questions about the strength of newly ​designed hurricane ​housing, ​engineers will ​evaluate how well the ​structures are ​attached to the ​ground.
[U] COMMUNICATIONS, IT how well ​electrical or radio ​waves are received by a radio, ​television, or ​mobilephone in ​order to ​produce a ​sound, ​picture, or ​message: Laptops and ​handhelds can ​lose signal strength as you ​move from one ​side of a ​building to the other.
[S or U] HR the ​totalnumber of ​people who ​work for a ​company or ​organization: The strength of the ​workforce has ​doubled over the past two ​years.
go from strength to strength to become more and more ​successful: The ​company has gone from strength to strength, ​investingheavily in new ​models and ​technology.
on the strength of sth if something ​happens on the strength of something else, it is caused by that thing: Shares are up 5.5p to 628p on the strength of ​higheroilprices.
play to sb's strengths to use the ​advantages that you or another ​person or thing already have in ​order to ​achieve something: The ​globalization of ​services in ​internationalbusiness has played to India's strengths.
(Definition of strength from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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