water power

wa·ter pow·er
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er pou-er]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈpaʊ ər/
    • /ˈwɔːtə(r) ˈpaʊə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er pou-er]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈpaʊ ər/

Definitions of water power words

  • noun water power the power of water used, or capable of being used, to drive machinery, turbines, etc. 1
  • noun water power a waterfall or descent in a watercourse capable of being so used. 1
  • noun water power a water right possessed by a mill. 1
  • noun water power the power latent in a dynamic or static head of water as used to drive machinery, esp for generating electricity 0
  • noun water power a source of such power, such as a drop in the level of a river, etc 0
  • noun water power the right to the use of water for such a purpose, as possessed by a water mill 0

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Origin of water power

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
First recorded in 1820-30

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water power popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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