motive power

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motive power

n
1. (General Physics) any source of energy used to produce motion
2. (Mechanical Engineering) the means of supplying power to an engine, vehicle, etc
3. (General Physics) any driving force

mo′tive pow′er


n.
any power used to impart motion to machinery; any source of mechanical energy.
[1615–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.motive power - the power or ability to movemotive power - the power or ability to move  
mobility - the quality of moving freely