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power plant

n.
1. A complex of structures, machinery, and associated equipment for generating electric energy from another source of energy, such as nuclear reactions or a hydroelectric dam. Also called generating station, power station.
2. All the equipment, including structural members, that constitutes a unit power source: the power plant of a ship.

power plant

n
1. (Electrical Engineering) the complex, including machinery, associated equipment, and the structure housing it, that is used in the generation of power, esp electrical power
2. (Electrical Engineering) the equipment supplying power to a particular machine or for a particular operation or process

pow′er plant`


n.
1. a plant, including engines, dynamos, etc., and the building or buildings necessary for the generation of power, as electric or nuclear power.
2. the machinery for supplying power for a particular mechanical process or operation.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.power plant - an electrical generating stationpower plant - 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
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There was a great steam power plant and an electricity plant.
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Electric power plants were installed, and his workings were lighted as well as run by electricity.
This study analyses the Russian power plant services market dynamics.
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Engineering consultants have confirmed that virtually none of the old plant can be used and that an entirely new power plant will have to be built at a cost of about $350 million or more.
Located on Magnolia Boulevard next to the Golden State Freeway, it is the largest municipal power plant built in California since the energy crisis several years ago.
The special danger posed by power plant pollution was not lost on those who think about these issues for a living.
The pitched and very public struggle this year along the northern Lake Michigan coast over energy policy, federal environmental law and a big new coal-fired power plant provides powerful evidence that the President's stealth strategy is raising a ruckus at the grassroots level, and is likely to backfire.
The patterns that nuclear power plant can only be constructed in coastal areas will be changed.