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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Powerful  \Pow"er*ful\,  a. 
  1.  Full  of  power;  capable  of  producing  great  effects  of  any 
  kind  potent;  mighty;  efficacious;  intense;  as  a  powerful 
  man  or  beast;  a  powerful  engine;  a  powerful  argument;  a 
  powerful  light;  a  powerful  vessel. 
  The  powerful  grace  that  lies  In  herbs,  plants, 
  stones,  and  their  true  qualities.  --Shak. 
  2.  (Mining)  Large  capacious;  --  said  of  veins  of  ore. 
  Syn:  Mighty;  strong;  potent;  forcible;  efficacious; 
  energetic;  intense.  --  {Pow"er*ful*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Pow"er*ful*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  having  great  power  or  force  or  potency  or  effect;  "the  most 
  powerful  government  in  western  Europe";  "his  powerful 
  arms";  "a  powerful  bomb";  "the  horse's  powerful  kick"; 
  "powerful  drugs";  "a  powerful  argument"  [ant:  {powerless}] 
  2:  strong  enough  to  knock  down  or  overwhelm;  "a  knock-down 
  blow"  [syn:  {knock-down(a)}] 
  3:  having  the  power  to  influence  or  convince;  "a  cogent 
  analysis  of  the  problem";  "potent  arguments"  [syn:  {cogent}, 
  4:  possessing  physical  strength  and  weight;  rugged  and 
  powerful;  "a  hefty  athlete";  "a  muscular  boxer";  "powerful 
  arms"  [syn:  {brawny},  {hefty},  {muscular}] 
  5:  displaying  superhuman  strength  or  power;  "herculean 
  exertions"  [syn:  {herculean}] 
  adv  :  (Southern  regional  intensive)  very  "the  baby  is  mighty 
  cute";  "he's  mighty  tired";  "it  is  powerful  humid"; 
  "that  boy  is  powerful  big  now";  "they  have  a  right  nice 
  place"  [syn:  {mighty},  {right}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    A  language  combining  {functional  programming}  and 
  {logic  programming},  using  "angelic  Powerdomains". 

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