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power station

power station

n
(Electrical Engineering) an electrical generating station

pow′er sta`tion


n.
a power plant that generates and distributes electricity.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.power station - an electrical generating stationpower station - an electrical generating station  
busbar, bus - an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits; "the busbar in this computer can transmit data either way between any two components of the system"
power grid, power system, grid - a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region
station - a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose; "he started looking for a gas station"; "the train pulled into the station"
turbogenerator - generator consisting of a steam turbine coupled to an electric generator for the production of electric power
wind energy facility, wind farm, wind park - a power plant that uses wind turbines to generate electricity
Translations
مَحَطَّة طاقَه كَهْرُبائِيَّه
elektrárna
elværkkraftværk
erõmûerőmű
orkustöî
elektráreň
kraftverk
elektrik santralı

power station

ncentrale f elettrica

power

(ˈpauə) noun
1. (an) ability. A witch has magic power; A cat has the power of seeing in the dark; He no longer has the power to walk.
2. strength, force or energy. muscle power; water-power; (also adjective) a power tool (=a tool operated by electricity etc. not by hand).
3. authority or control. political groups fighting for power; How much power does the Queen have?; I have him in my power at last
4. a right belonging to eg a person in authority. The police have the power of arrest.
5. a person with great authority or influence. He is quite a power in the town.
6. a strong and influential country. the Western powers.
7. the result obtained by multiplying a number by itself a given number of times. 2  2  2 or 23 is the third power of 2, or 2 to the power of 3.
ˈpowered adjective
supplied with mechanical power. The machine is powered by electricity; an electrically-powered machine.
ˈpowerful adjective
having great strength, influence etc. a powerful engine; He's powerful in local politics.
ˈpowerfully adverb
ˈpowerfulness noun
ˈpowerless adjective
having no power. The king was powerless to prevent the execution.
ˈpowerlessness noun
power cut/failure
a break in the electricity supply. We had a power cut last night.
ˌpower-ˈdriven adjective
worked by electricity or other mechanical means, not by hand.
power point
a socket on a wall etc into which an electric plug can be fitted.
power station
a building where electricity is produced.
be in power
(of a political party) to be the governing party.
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