What is power?

  • (noun): Possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done.
    Synonyms: ability
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on power, powers:

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 ... saturates and cannot produce any more output power, and therefore the gain reduces ...
History of Feudalism
... a system of hereditary rule 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 ... existed to maintain centralized power—as with the European monarchies—did Feudalism begin to yield to this new organized power and eventually disappear ...
Universal Serial Bus - Power - Powered USB
... 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, etc ... accepts a standard USB plug and the top connector takes a power connector ...
Factors Of Production - Historical Schools and Factors - Marxian
... today, Marx made a clear distinction between labor actually done and an individual's "labor power" or ability to work ... 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
... energy sources as an alternative to fossil fuels such as wind power generation, biomass power generation, photovoltaic systems and rechargeable batteries ... Wind turbine generators Ash handling systems Combined cycle power plants Nuclear power plant equipment Boilers ...

More definitions of "power":

  • (noun): (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second).
  • (noun): A mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself.
    Synonyms: exponent, index
  • (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): (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

Famous quotes containing the word power:

    Awareness of having better things to do with their lives is the secret to immunizing our children against false values—whether presented on television or in “real life.” The child who finds fulfillment in music or reading or cooking or swimming or writing or drawing is not as easily convinced that he needs recognition or power or some “high” to feel worthwhile.
    Polly Berrien Berends (20th century)

    What is charm then? The free giving of a grace, the spending of something given by nature in her role of spendthrift ... something extra, superfluous, unnecessary, essentially a power thrown away.
    Doris Lessing (b. 1919)

    Do not doubt a woman’s power to aid; no toil
    Can daunt a pure affection.
    Silius Italicus (26–101)