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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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