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The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness. but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow Up.
Charles Morgan
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Noun

Singular
power

Plural
s

power (s)
  1. Physical force or strength.
  2. Control and influence over another entity and its actions.
    He exerted his power upon his subordinates to obtain illicit, personal satisfaction.
    The party has won power thanks to the influence of its charismatic leader.
  3. Electricity supply.
  4. A nation having a strong military and/or economy.
  5. (physics) A measure of the rate of doing work or transferring energy.
  6. (physics) A rate to magnify an optical image by a lens or mirror.
  7. (Biblical) in Christian angelology, the fourth level of angels, ranked above archangels and below principalities
  8. (mathematics) A product of equal factors. Notation and usage: xn, read as "x to the power of n." or "x to the n.th power", denotes x × x × ... × x, in which x appears n. times, where n. is called the exponent; the definition is extended to non-integer and complex exponents.
  9. (set theory) Cardinality.

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  • Attributes: positive, negative, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, sexual, coercive, natural, cultural, etc.

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control and influence over another entity and its actions

  • 2005, Columbia Law Review, April
    In the face of expanding federal power, California in particular struggled to maintain control over its Chinese population.

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Verb

Infinitive
to power

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to power (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To provide power for (a mechanical or electronic device).
    This CD player is powered by batteries.

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