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1. The capacity, as of a weapon, weapons system, military unit, or position, for delivering fire.
2. The ability to deliver fire against an enemy in combat.


(ˈfaɪəpaʊə) or

fire power

1. (Military) the amount of fire that can be delivered by a particular weapon or military force
2. the amount of attacking strength that can be brought to bear against an opponent in a contest


or fire′ pow`er,

the capability of a military force, unit, or weapons system measured in terms of the amount of effective fire that can be delivered to a target.


1. The amount of fire which may be delivered by a position, unit, or weapon system.
2. Ability to deliver fire.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firepower - (military) the relative capacity for delivering fire on a target
military capability, military posture, military strength, strength, posture - capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war; "we faced an army of great strength"; "politicians have neglected our military posture"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"


[ˈfaɪəˌpaʊəʳ] N (Mil) → potencia f de fuego


fire power [ˈfaɪərpaʊər] npuissance f de feufire prevention nmesures fpl de prévention contre l'incendie
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