What is power?

  • (noun): A mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself.
    Synonyms: exponent, index
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on power, powers:

Factors Of Production - Historical Schools and Factors - Marxian
... clear distinction between labor actually done and an individual's "labor power" or ability to work ... Labor done is often referred to nowadays as "effort" or "labor services." Labor-power might be seen as a stock which can produce a flow of labor ... Labor, not labor power, is the key factor of production for Marx and the basis for Marx's labor theory of value ...
Kawasaki Heavy Industries - Products - Energy Plants and Facilities
... of new energy sources as an alternative to fossil fuels such as wind power generation, biomass power generation, photovoltaic systems and rechargeable batteries ... turbine generators Ash handling systems Combined cycle power plants Nuclear power plant equipment Boilers ...
History of Feudalism
... over their allocated land and their power over the territory came to encompass the social, political, judicial, and economic spheres ... These acquired powers significantly diminished centralized power in these empires ... the infrastructure existed to maintain centralized power—as with the European monarchies—did Feudalism begin to yield to this new organized power and eventually disappear ...
Optical Amplifier - Laser Amplifiers - Gain Saturation
... The inversion level of a DFA is set, primarily, by the power of the pump wavelength and the power at the amplified wavelengths ... As the signal power increases, or the pump power decreases, the inversion level will reduce and thereby the gain of the amplifier will be reduced ... signal level increases, the amplifier saturates and cannot produce any more output power, and therefore the gain reduces ...
Universal Serial Bus - Power - Powered USB
... sources Powered USB uses standard USB signaling with the addition of extra power lines ... This is commonly used in retail systems and provides enough power to operate stationary barcode scanners, printers, PIN pads, signature capture devices ... the bottom connector accepts a standard USB plug and the top connector takes a power connector ...

More definitions of "power":

  • (noun): (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power.
    Example: "During his first year in power"; "the power of the president"
    Synonyms: office
  • (noun): (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second).
  • (noun): Possession of controlling influence.
    Example: "The deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"
    Synonyms: powerfulness
  • (verb): Supply the force or power for the functioning of.
    Example: "The gasoline powers the engines"
  • (noun): One possessing or exercising power or influence or authority.
    Example: "The mysterious presence of an evil power"
    Synonyms: force
  • (noun): Possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done.
    Synonyms: ability

Famous quotes containing the word power:

    Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)

    For the most part, punishment makes men harder and colder; it concentrates; it sharpens the sense of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)