What is 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
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on power, powers:

Universal Serial Bus - Power - 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, etc ... that the bottom connector accepts a standard USB plug and the top connector takes a power connector ...
History of Feudalism
... 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 ...
Kawasaki Heavy Industries - Products - Energy Plants and Facilities
... sources as an alternative to fossil fuels such as wind power generation, biomass power generation, photovoltaic systems and rechargeable batteries ... Ash handling systems Combined cycle power plants Nuclear power plant equipment Boilers ...
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 ... amplifier saturates and cannot produce any more output power, and therefore the gain reduces ...
Factors Of Production - Historical Schools and Factors - Marxian
... a 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 ...

More definitions of "power":

  • (verb): Supply the force or power for the functioning of.
    Example: "The gasoline powers the engines"
  • (noun): Possession of controlling influence.
    Example: "The deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"
    Synonyms: powerfulness
  • (noun): One possessing or exercising power or influence or authority.
    Example: "The mysterious presence of an evil power"
    Synonyms: force
  • (noun): A mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself.
    Synonyms: exponent, index
  • (noun): (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second).
  • (noun): Possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done.
    Synonyms: ability

Famous quotes containing the word power:

    Knowledge, Virtue, Power are the victories of man over his necessities, his march to the dominion of the world.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    A photo of someone else’s childhood,
    a garden in another country—world
    he had no part in and has no power to imagine:
    yet the old man who has failed his memory
    keens over the picture— ‘Them happy days—
    gone—gone for ever!’
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    Everyone who has ever built anywhere a “new heaven” first found the power thereto in his own hell.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)