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A nation or other political entity having the power to influence the course of world events.
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a state that possesses sufficient power to influence events throughout the world
a nation so powerful that it is capable of influencing or changing the course of world events.
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|Noun||1.||world power - a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world|
body politic, country, nation, res publica, commonwealth, state, land - a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"
hegemon - a leading or paramount power