water power

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water power



1. (Mechanical Engineering) the power latent in a dynamic or static head of water as used to drive machinery, esp for generating electricity
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a source of such power, such as a drop in the level of a river, etc
3. (Mechanical Engineering) the right to the use of water for such a purpose, as possessed by a water mill
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wa′ter pow`er

or wa′ter•pow`er,

1. the power of water used to drive machinery.
2. a waterfall or descent in a watercourse capable of being so used.
3. a water right possessed by a mill.
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The very river that moves the machinery in the mills (for they are all worked by water power), seems to acquire a new character from the fresh buildings of bright red brick and painted wood among which it takes its course; and to be as light- headed, thoughtless, and brisk a young river, in its murmurings and tumblings, as one would desire to see.
The small capitalists are left stranded by the ebb; the big ones will follow the tide across the water, and rebuild their factories where steam power, water power, labor power, and transport are now cheaper than in England, where they used to be cheapest.
Besides, if such a discovery were possible, it would not be worth my while to make it only to have the secret turned to such purposes as are now effected by steam and water power. I am not ambitious to be honored with the paternity of a new kind of cotton machine."
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During this period, the production of energy in water power plants was reduced.
He engineered the lade to provide water power for the huge engine which drained the underground maze.
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This works the famous woollen mill, |where visitors can see how water power was used in the woollen industry Gwenddar Water Mill in Henryd Craig y Felin mill, Llangefni, standing on a rocky outcrop above the town.