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 (wô′tər-pou′ər, wŏt′ər-)
a. The energy produced by running or falling water that is used for driving machinery, especially for generating electricity.
b. A source of such energy, as a waterfall.
2. A water right owned by a mill.
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Noun1.waterpower - the power to do work that is latent in a head of water
power - (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)
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The award recognizes hydropower professionals dedicated over their career to supporting the region's waterpower as clean, efficient, renewable energy while protecting fisheries and environmental quality that characterizes the Northwest.
Rivers and streams were choked with sawdust and silt, robbing downstream factories of vital waterpower. Eroding hillsides were no match for the rains, which produced damaging floods.
Stantec's water, building engineering and technology, power, environmental services, and waterpower and dams divisions will occupy slightly more than 20,000 square feet.
However, despite Cameroon's impressive waterpower resources, the national electricity grid is located principally only from Douala to Yaounde and from Douala to Bafoussam.
The first industrial revolution kicked off in the 18th and 19th centuries with the harnessing of steam and waterpower to replace human labor and mechanize transportation.
Therefore, the variability in rock permeability under various stress states is one of the key scientific aspects from which to evaluate the impacts of coal mining on waterpower and the environment.
Klasinc, The Model Tests of The Bottom Outlet of The Karahnjukar Hydro-Electric Project, Waterpower XV, Chattanooga, Tenn, USA, 2007.
Hong, Construction Project Transaction Theories and Modes, China Waterpower Press, Beijing, China, 2010.
(15) Some manufacturers, particularly of textiles, were attracted to Manayunk in order to take advantage of waterpower on the Schuylkill River.
Indeed, I have elected to discuss The Exile of the Lariat as opposed to Morrow's earlier novels about waterpower because it features the most multiperspectival account of electrification.
Song, Failure Criteria and Constitutive Relations of Concrete, WaterPower Press, Beijing, China, 2002 (Chinese).
pointed out that the main mechanism for mudstone damage self-healing effect was caused by the inflation, consolidation, and creep of mudstone materials in response to mechanics and waterpower. Many domestic experts and scholars have also conducted a lot of researches on the damage self-healing effect of materials [7].