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 for Power
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Accumulation \Ac*cu`mu*la"tion\, n. [L. accumulatio; cf. F.
     accumulation.]
     1. The act of accumulating, the state of being accumulated,
        or that which is accumulated; as, an accumulation of
        earth, of sand, of evils, of wealth, of honors.
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     2. (Law) The concurrence of several titles to the same proof.
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     Accumulation of energy or power, the storing of energy by
        means of weights lifted or masses put in motion;
        electricity stored.
  
     An accumulation of degrees (Eng. Univ.), the taking of
        several together, or at smaller intervals than usual or
        than is allowed by the rules.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Power \Pow"er\, n. (Zool.)
     Same as Poor, the fish.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Power \Pow"er\, n. [OE. pouer, poer, OF. poeir, pooir, F.
     pouvoir, n. & v., fr. LL. potere, for L. posse, potesse, to
     be able, to have power. See Possible, Potent, and cf.
     Posse comitatus.]
     1. Ability to act, regarded as latent or inherent; the
        faculty of doing or performing something; capacity for
        action or performance; capability of producing an effect,
        whether physical or moral: potency; might; as, a man of
        great power; the power of capillary attraction; money
        gives power. "One next himself in power, and next in
        crime." --Milton.
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     2. Ability, regarded as put forth or exerted; strength,
        force, or energy in action; as, the power of steam in
        moving an engine; the power of truth, or of argument, in
        producing conviction; the power of enthusiasm. "The power
        of fancy." --Shak.
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     3. Capacity of undergoing or suffering; fitness to be acted
        upon; susceptibility; -- called also passive power; as,
        great power of endurance.
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              Power, then, is active and passive; faculty is
              active power or capacity; capacity is passive power.
                                                    --Sir W.
                                                    Hamilton.
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     4. The exercise of a faculty; the employment of strength; the
        exercise of any kind of control; influence; dominion;
        sway; command; government.
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              Power is no blessing in itself but when it is
              employed to protect the innocent.     --Swift.
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     5. The agent exercising an ability to act; an individual
        invested with authority; an institution, or government,
        which exercises control; as, the great powers of Europe;
        hence, often, a superhuman agent; a spirit; a divinity.
        "The powers of darkness." --Milton.
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              And the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
                                                    --Matt. xxiv.
                                                    29.
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     6. A military or naval force; an army or navy; a great host.
        --Spenser.
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              Never such a power . . .
              Was levied in the body of a land.     --Shak.
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     7. A large quantity; a great number; as, a power o? good
        things. [Colloq.] --Richardson.
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     8. (Mech.)
        (a) The rate at which mechanical energy is exerted or
            mechanical work performed, as by an engine or other
            machine, or an animal, working continuously; as, an
            engine of twenty horse power.
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     Note: The English unit of power used most commonly is the
           horse power. See Horse power.
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        (b) A mechanical agent; that from which useful mechanical
            energy is derived; as, water power; steam power; hand
            power, etc.
        (c) Applied force; force producing motion or pressure; as,
            the power applied at one and of a lever to lift a
            weight at the other end.
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     Note: This use in mechanics, of power as a synonym for force,
           is improper and is becoming obsolete.
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        (d) A machine acted upon by an animal, and serving as a
            motor to drive other machinery; as, a dog power.
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     Note: Power is used adjectively, denoting, driven, or adapted
           to be driven, by machinery, and not actuated directly
           by the hand or foot; as, a power lathe; a power loom; a
           power press.
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     9. (Math.) The product arising from the multiplication of a
        number into itself; as, a square is the second power, and
        a cube is third power, of a number.
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     10. (Metaph.) Mental or moral ability to act; one of the
         faculties which are possessed by the mind or soul; as,
         the power of thinking, reasoning, judging, willing,
         fearing, hoping, etc. --I. Watts.
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               The guiltiness of my mind, the sudden surprise of
               my powers, drove the grossness . . . into a
               received belief.                     --Shak.
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     11. (Optics) The degree to which a lens, mirror, or any
         optical instrument, magnifies; in the telescope, and
         usually in the microscope, the number of times it
         multiplies, or augments, the apparent diameter of an
         object; sometimes, in microscopes, the number of times it
         multiplies the apparent surface.
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     12. (Law) An authority enabling a person to dispose of an
         interest vested either in himself or in another person;
         ownership by appointment. --Wharton.
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     13. Hence, vested authority to act in a given case; as, the
         business was referred to a committee with power.
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     Note: Power may be predicated of inanimate agents, like the
           winds and waves, electricity and magnetism,
           gravitation, etc., or of animal and intelligent beings;
           and when predicated of these beings, it may indicate
           physical, mental, or moral ability or capacity.
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     Mechanical powers. See under Mechanical.
  
     Power loom, or Power press. See Def. 8
         (d), note.
  
     Power of attorney. See under Attorney.
  
     Power of a point (relative to a given curve) (Geom.), the
        result of substituting the coordinates of any point in
        that expression which being put equal to zero forms the
        equation of the curve; as, x^{2 + y^{2} - 100 is the
        power of the point x, y, relative to the circle x^{2 +
        y^{2 - 100 = 0.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  power
      n 1: possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power
           of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her";
           "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade" [syn:
           power, powerfulness] [ant: impotence, impotency,
           powerlessness]
      2: (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (=
         joules/second)
      3: possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities)
         required to do something or get something done; "danger
         heightened his powers of discrimination" [syn: ability,
         power] [ant: inability]
      4: (of a government or government official) holding an office
         means being in power; "being in office already gives a
         candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in
         office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the
         president" [syn: office, power]
      5: one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority;
         "the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be
         with you"; "the forces of evil" [syn: power, force]
      6: a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a
         quantity is multiplied by itself [syn: exponent, power,
         index]
      7: physical strength [syn: might, mightiness, power]
      8: a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the
         world [syn: world power, major power, great power,
         power, superpower]
      9: a very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron" [syn:
         baron, big businessman, business leader, king,
         magnate, mogul, power, top executive, tycoon]
      v 1: supply the force or power for the functioning of; "The
           gasoline powers the engines"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  468 Moby Thesaurus words for "power":
     Establishment, VIP, ability, able, absolute power, absolutism,
     acme, activity, actuate, administration, ally, ampleness,
     amplitude, animate, appurtenance, aptitude, archduchy, archdukedom,
     ascendancy, authoritative, authoritativeness, authorities,
     authority, authorization, baron, barrel, be-all and end-all, beef,
     bent, big gun, big man, big name, bigwig, birthright, bite,
     bitingness, blue ribbon, body politic, boundlessness, brass,
     brass hat, brawn, buffer state, bulk, bump, caliber, capability,
     capable, capacity, capital, captive nation, celebrity,
     championship, charisma, charm, chieftaincy, chieftainry,
     city-state, claim, claws, clout, clutches, colony, command,
     commonweal, commonwealth, compel, competence, competency,
     competent, compulsion, conjugal right, consequence,
     constituted authority, control, convincing, country, county,
     credit, cuttingness, decisiveness, delegated authority, demand,
     demonic energy, devices, dignitary, dignity, dint, direction,
     directorship, disposable resources, disposition, divine right,
     domain, dominance, dominant, domination, dominion, dower, dowry,
     drag, drive, drive on, driving force, droit, duchy, due, dukedom,
     dynamic, dynamism, earldom, effect, effective, effectiveness,
     effectual, efficacious, efficient, elder, electricity, eminence,
     empery, empire, enchantment, endowment, endurance, energetic,
     energy, enormity, enormousness, equipment, ergal, esteem, expanse,
     faculty, father, favor, figure, first place, first prize,
     fixity of purpose, flair, force, forceful, forcefulness, forcible,
     formidableness, forte, fortitude, forward, free city, fuel,
     fullness, function, funds, genius, gift, gigantism,
     give an impetus, give momentum, goad, good feeling, governance,
     government, grand duchy, grandeur, grandness, grasp, great,
     great man, great scope, greatness, grip, gripe, guts, gutsiness,
     hand, hands, hardiness, headship, heartiness, hegemony, height,
     helm, highest, hold, hugeness, immensity, impel, impellent,
     impelling force, imperium, impetus, importance, important person,
     impressiveness, impulse, impulsion, inalienable right, incentive,
     incidental power, incisiveness, incite, incitement, incumbents,
     indirect authority, inertia, infinity, influence, influential,
     influentiality, inherent authority, insinuation, instinct,
     intensity, interest, interests, intestinal fortitude, invincible,
     iron hand, iron will, irresistible force, jurisdiction,
     jus divinum, kinetic energy, kingdom, kingship, knack, land,
     largeness, lashings, lawful authority, leadership, legal authority,
     legitimacy, leverage, lion, long suit, lords of creation, lordship,
     lot, lump, lustiness, magisterialness, magnate, magnetism,
     magnitude, makings, man of mark, management, mandant, mandate,
     mandated territory, mandatee, mandatory, mass, masterdom,
     mastership, mastery, maximum, means, mess, method, metier, might,
     mightiness, mighty, mogul, moment, momentum, moral courage,
     moral fiber, mordancy, most, motivate, motive power, mountain,
     move, much, muchness, muscle, nabob, name, nation, nationality,
     natural endowment, natural gift, natural right, ne plus ultra,
     nervosity, nervousness, new high, notability, notable, obstinacy,
     palms, panjandrum, paramountcy, parts, peck, person of renown,
     personage, personality, persuasion, pillar of society, plenitude,
     poignancy, polis, polity, possession, potence, potency, potent,
     potential, potential energy, potentiality, powder, power elite,
     powerful, powerfulness, powers, powers that be, predominance,
     preponderance, prerogative, prescription, presidency, pressure,
     prestige, presumptive right, pretense, pretension, primacy,
     principality, principate, privilege, prodigiousness, propel,
     proper claim, property right, propulsion, protectorate, province,
     puissance, puissant, pull, punch, puppet government, puppet regime,
     purchase, put in motion, qualification, raj, realm, record,
     recourses, regality, regnancy, reign, reins of government,
     republic, repute, resorts, resources, right, rightful authority,
     robustness, royal prerogative, ruggedness, rule, ruling circle,
     sachem, satellite, say, seneschalty, set agoing, set going,
     set in motion, settlement, sight, sinew, sinewiness, skill,
     somebody, something, sovereign nation, sovereignty, speciality,
     stalwartness, stamina, state, staying power, steam, sticking power,
     stock, stoutness, strength, strength of mind, strength of purpose,
     strength of will, strenuous, strenuousness, strings, strong arm,
     strong flair, strong language, strong point, stupendousness,
     sturdiness, suasion, subtle influence, suggestion, sultanate,
     superiority, superpower, supply, supremacy, sway, talent, talents,
     talons, territory, the goods, the great, the say, the say-so,
     the stuff, the top, thrust, title, top brass, top people, top spot,
     toparchia, toparchy, toughness, tremendousness, trenchancy, turn,
     tycoon, upper hand, vastness, very important person,
     vested authority, vested interest, vested right,
     vicarious authority, vigor, vigorous, vigorousness, virtue,
     vitality, voltage, warrant, ways, ways and means, weight, weighty,
     what it takes, wherewith, wherewithal, whip hand, whip on, wieldy,
     will, will of iron, will power, worthy, zenith
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  POWER
         Power Optimization With Enhanced RISC [chip] (IBM, Apple,
  Motorola, RISC)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  POWER
  
     Performance Optimization with Enhanced RISC.  The IBM
     processor architecture on which PowerPC was based.
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  POWER. This is either inherent or derivative. The former is the right, 
  ability, or faculty of doing something, without receiving that right, 
  ability, or faculty from another. The people have the power to establish a 
  form of government, or to change one already established. A father has the 
  legal power to chastise his son; a master, his apprentice. 
       2. Derivative power, which is usually known, by the technical name of 
  power, is an authority by which one person enables another to do an act for 
  him. Powers of this kind were well known to the common law, and were divided 
  into two sorts: naked powers or bare authorities, and powers coupled with an 
  interest. There is a material difference between them. In the case of the 
  former, if it be exceeded in the act done, it is entirely void; in the 
  latter it is good for so much as is within the power, and void for the rest 
  only. 
       3. Powers derived from, the doctrine of uses may be defined to be an 
  authority, enabling a person, through the medium of the statute of uses, to 
  dispose of an interest, vested either in himself or another person. 
       4. The New York Revised Statute's define a power to be an authority to 
  do some act in relation to lands, or the creation of estates therein, or of 
  charges thereon, which the owner granting or reserving such power might 
  himself lawfully perform. 
       5. They are powers of revocation and appointment which are frequently 
  inserted in conveyances which owe their effect to the statute of uses; when 
  executed, the uses originally declared cease, and new uses immediately arise 
  to the persons named in the appointment, to which uses the statute transfers 
  the legal estate and possession. 
       6. Powers being found to be much more convenient than conditions, were 
  generally introduced into family settlements. Although several of these 
  powers are not usually called powers of revocation, such as powers of 
  jointuring, leasing, and charging settled estates with the payment of money, 
  yet all these are powers of revocation, for they operate as revocations, pro 
  tanto, of the preceding estates. Powers of revocation and appointment may be 
  reserved either to the original owners of the land or to strangers: hence 
  the general division of powers into those which relate to the land, and 
  those which are collateral to it. 
       7. Powers relating to the land are those given to some person having an 
  interest in the land over which they are to be exercised. These again are 
  subdivided into powers appendant and in gross. 
       8. A power appendant is where a person has an estate in land, with a 
  power of revocation and appointment, the execution of which falls within the 
  compass of his estate; as, where a tenant for life has a power of making 
  leases in possession. 
       9. A power in gross is where a person has an estate in the land, with a 
  power of appointment, the execution of which falls out of the compass of his 
  estate, but, notwithstanding, is annexed in privity to it, and takes effect 
  in the appointee, out of an interest vested in the appointer; for instance, 
  where a tenant for life has a power of creating an estate, to commence after 
  the determination of his own, such as to settle a jointure on his wife, or 
  to create a term of years to commence after his death, these are called 
  powers in gross, because the estate of the person to whom they are given, 
  will not be affected by the execution of them. 
      10. Powers collateral, are those which are given to mere strangers, who 
  have no interest in the laud: powers of sale and exchange given to trustees 
  in a marriage settlement are of this kind. Vide, generally, Powell on 
  Powers, assim; Sugden on Powers, passim; Cruise, Dig. tit. 32, ch. 13; Vin. 
  Ab. h.t.; C om. Dig. Poiar; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 40, 92, 201, 307; 2 Id. 166, 
  200; 1 Vern. by Raithby, 406; 3 Stark. Ev. 1199; 4 Kent, Com. 309; 2 Lilly's 
  Ab. 339; Whart. Dig. h.t. See 1 Story, Eq. Jur. Sec. 169, as to the 
  execution of a power, and when equity will supply the defect of execution. 
      11. This classification of powers is admitted to be important only with 
  reference to the ability of the donee to suspend, extinguish or merge the 
  power. The general rule is that a power shall not be exercised in derogation 
  of a prior grant by the appointer. But this whole division of powers has 
  been condemned' as too artificial and arbitrary. 
      12. Powell divides powers into general and particular. powers. General 
  powers are those to be exercised in favor of any person whom the appointer 
  chooses. Particular powers are those which are to be exercised in favor of 
  specific objects. 4 Kent, Com. 311, Vide, Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.; Mediate 
  powers; Primary powers. 
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Power -- U.S. County in Idaho
     Population (2000):    7538
     Housing Units (2000): 2844
     Land area (2000):     1405.565379 sq. miles (3640.397464 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    37.029920 sq. miles (95.907049 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1442.595299 sq. miles (3736.304513 sq. km)
     Located within:       Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
     Location:             42.770307 N, 112.814105 W
     Headwords:
      Power
      Power, ID
      Power County
      Power County, ID
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Power, MT -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana
     Population (2000):    171
     Housing Units (2000): 71
     Land area (2000):     1.498039 sq. miles (3.879904 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.007075 sq. miles (0.018323 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.505114 sq. miles (3.898227 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            59500
     Located within:       Montana (MT), FIPS 30
     Location:             47.715367 N, 111.687054 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     59468
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Power, MT
      Power
  

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