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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accumulation  \Ac*cu`mu*la"tion\,  n.  [L.  accumulatio;  cf  F. 
  accumulation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  accumulating,  the  state  of  being  accumulated, 
  or  that  which  is  accumulated;  as  an  accumulation  of 
  earth,  of  sand,  of  evils,  of  wealth,  of  honors. 
 
  2.  (Law)  The  concurrence  of  several  titles  to  the  same  proof. 
 
  {Accumulation  of  energy}  or  {power},  the  storing  of  energy  by 
  means  of  weights  lifted  or  masses  put  in  motion; 
  electricity  stored. 
 
  {An  accumulation  of  degrees}  (Eng.  Univ.),  the  taking  of 
  several  together,  or  at  smaller  intervals  than  usual  or 
  than  is  allowed  by  the  rules 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Power  \Pow"er\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Same  as  {Poor},  the  fish. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Power  \Pow"er\,  n.  [OE.  pouer,  poer,  OF  poeir  pooir,  F. 
  pouvoir  n.  &  v.,  fr  LL  potere  for  L.  posse,  potesse,  to 
  be  able,  to  have  power.  See  {Possible},  {Potent},  and  cf 
  {Posse  comitatus}.] 
  1.  Ability  to  act  regarded  as  latent  or  inherent;  the 
  faculty  of  doing  or  performing  something  capacity  for 
  action  or  performance;  capability  of  producing  an  effect, 
  whether  physical  or  moral:  potency;  might  as  a  man  of 
  great  power;  the  power  of  capillary  attraction;  money 
  gives  power.  ``One  next  himself  in  power,  and  next  in 
  crime.''  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Ability,  regarded  as  put  forth  or  exerted;  strength, 
  force,  or  energy  in  action  as  the  power  of  steam  in 
  moving  an  engine;  the  power  of  truth,  or  of  argument,  in 
  producing  conviction;  the  power  of  enthusiasm.  ``The  power 
  of  fancy.''  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Capacity  of  undergoing  or  suffering;  fitness  to  be  acted 
  upon  susceptibility;  --  called  also  {passive  power};  as 
  great  power  of  endurance. 
 
  Power,  then,  is  active  and  passive;  faculty  is 
  active  power  or  capacity;  capacity  is  passive  power. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Hamilton. 
 
  4.  The  exercise  of  a  faculty;  the  employment  of  strength;  the 
  exercise  of  any  kind  of  control;  influence;  dominion; 
  sway;  command;  government. 
 
  Power  is  no  blessing  in  itself  but  when  it  is 
  employed  to  protect  the  innocent.  --Swift. 
 
  5.  The  agent  exercising  an  ability  to  act  an  individual 
  invested  with  authority;  an  institution,  or  government, 
  which  exercises  control;  as  the  great  powers  of  Europe; 
  hence  often  a  superhuman  agent;  a  spirit;  a  divinity. 
  ``The  powers  of  darkness.''  --Milton. 
 
  And  the  powers  of  the  heavens  shall  be  shaken. 
  --Matt.  xxiv. 
  29. 
 
  6.  A  military  or  naval  force;  an  army  or  navy;  a  great  host. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Never  such  a  power  .  .  .  Was  levied  in  the  body  of  a 
  land.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  power 
  adj  :  supplementing  or  replacing  manual  effort;  "power  brakes"; 
  "power-assisted  steering"  [syn:  {power-assisted},  {power(a)}] 
  n  1:  possession  of  controlling  influence;  "the  deterrent  power  of 
  nuclear  weapons";  "the  power  of  his  love  saved  her" 
  [syn:  {powerfulness},  {potency}]  [ant:  {powerlessness}] 
  2:  (physics)  the  rate  of  doing  work  measured  in  watts  (= 
  joules/second) 
  3:  possession  of  the  qualities  (especially  mental  qualities) 
  required  to  do  something  or  get  something  done  "danger 
  heightened  his  powers  of  discrimination"  [syn:  {ability}] 
  [ant:  {inability}] 
  4:  a  state  powerful  enough  to  influence  events  throughout  the 
  world  [syn:  {world  power},  {major  power},  {great  power},  {superpower}] 
  5:  (of  a  government  or  government  official)  holding  an  office 
  means  being  in  power;  "being  in  office  already  gives  a 
  candidate  a  great  advantage";  "during  his  first  year  in 
  power"  [syn:  {office}] 
  6:  one  possessing  or  exercising  power  or  influence  or 
  authority:  "the  mysterious  presence  of  an  evil  power"; 
  "may  the  force  be  with  you";  "the  forces  of  evil"  [syn:  {force}] 
  7:  physical  strength  [syn:  {might},  {mightiness}] 
  8:  a  mathematical  notation  indicating  the  number  of  times  a 
  quantity  is  multiplied  by  itself  [syn:  {exponent},  {index}] 
  9:  a  very  wealthy  or  powerful  businessman:  "an  oil  baron"  [syn: 
  {baron},  {big  businessman},  {business  leader},  {king},  {magnate}, 
  {mogul},  {top  executive},  {tycoon}] 
  v  :  supply  the  force  or  power  for  the  functioning  of  "The 
  gasoline  powers  the  engines" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Power,  MT 
  Zip  code(s):  59468 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  POWER 
 
  Performance  Optimization  with  Enhanced  RISC.  The  {IBM} 
  processor  architecture  on  which  {PowerPC}  was  based. 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  POWER 
  Power  Optimization  With  Enhanced  RISC  [chip]  (IBM,  Apple,  Motorola) 
 
 




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