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power

noun /ˈpauə/
(an) ability
poder; facultad, capacidad, habilidad
A witch has magic power A cat has the power of seeing in the dark He no longer has the power to walk.
strength, force or energy
energía, fuerza
muscle power water power (also adjective) a power tool (=a tool operated by electricity etc. not by hand).
authority or control
poder
political groups fighting for power How much power does the Queen have? I have him in my power at last
a right belonging to eg a person in authority
poder; autoridad
The police have the power of arrest.
a person with great authority or influence
persona poderosa/influyente, pez gordo
He is quite a power in the town.
a strong and influential country
potencia
the Western powers.
(mathematics) the result obtained by multiplying a number by itself a given number of times
potencia
2  2  2 or 23 is the third power of 2, or 2 to the power of 3.
powered adjective supplied with mechanical power
accionado, movido por
The machine is powered by electricity an electrically-powered machine.
powerful adjective having great strength, influence etc
potente; poderoso
a powerful engine He’s powerful in local politics.
powerfully adverb
potentemente; poderosamente
powerfulness noun
potencia; poder
powerless adjective having no power
impotente; sin autoridad
The king was powerless to prevent the uprising.
powerlessness noun
impotencia; falta de autoridad
power cut/failure noun a break in the electricity supply
corte de corriente, apagón, corte del suministro eléctrico
We had a power cut last night.
power-driven adjective worked by electricity or other mechanical means, not by hand
a motor, mecánico
power-driven machinery.
power point noun a socket on a wall etc into which an electric plug can be fitted.
toma de corriente
power station noun a building where electricity is produced
central eléctrica
a nuclear power station.
power tool noun a tool that is powered by electricity.
Herramienta Eléctrica
be in power (of a political party) to be the governing party
estar en el poder
The National Party is currently in power.
(Definition of power from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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