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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.
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(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
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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.
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1. The amount of fire which may be delivered by a position, unit, or weapon system.
2. Ability to deliver fire.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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"
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[ˈfaɪəˌpaʊəʳ] N (Mil) → potencia f de fuego
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fire power [ˈfaɪərpaʊər] npuissance f de feufire prevention nmesures fpl de prévention contre l'incendie
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