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potencia
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potencia(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (capability)
a. power
Carlos está entrenando duro para desarrollar la potencia de sus piernas, y así poder levantar más peso.Carlos is training hard to develop his leg power and be able to lift greater weights.
b. strength
El comandante no conocía el tamaño ni la potencia de las fuerzas enemigas.The commander did not know the size or strength of the enemy forces.
c. prowess
Muchas personas creen que comer ostras aumenta la potencia sexual.Many people believe that eating oysters increases sexual prowess.
d. potency
La potencia de un fármaco es la dosis necesaria para producir una respuesta dada en un individuo.The potency of a drug is the dose needed to produce a certain defined response in an individual.
2. (powerful nation)
a. power
Los Estados Unidos, Alemania y la China son consideradas las tres mayores potencias en el mundo hoy día.The United States, Germany and China are considered the world's top three great powers today.
3. (physics)
a. power
El alternador transforma la potencia mecánica del motor en potencia eléctrica.The alternator converts the mechanical power of the motor into electrical power.
4. (mathematics)
a. power
Dos elevado a la quinta potencia es igual a 32.Two raised to the fifth power equals 32.
5. (philosophy)
a. faculty
La razón y la voluntad son potencias superiores del espíritu humano.Reasoning and will power are among the higher faculties of the human spirit.
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potencia
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (capacidad, fuerza, poder)
a. power
tiene mucha potenciait's very powerful
las grandes potenciasthe major (world) powers
2. (posibilidad)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
en potenciapotentially
una campeona en potenciaa potential champion
3. (mathematics)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a la tercera/cuarta potenciato the third/fourth power
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potencia
1 (capacidad) power
potencia de fuego firepower
potencia electoral voting power; power in terms of votes
potencia hidráulica hydraulic power
potencia muscular muscular power; muscular strength
potencia nuclear nuclear power
2 (Mecánica) power
potencia (en caballos) horsepower
potencia al freno brake horsepower
potencia real effective power
3 (Política) power
las grandes potencias the great powers; éramos una potencia naval we used to be a naval power
potencia colonial colonial power
potencia mundial world power
4 (Matemáticas) power
elevado a la quinta potencia raised to the power of five
elevado a la enésima potencia
5 (Religión) (also potencia del alma) faculty
6
en potencia potential; in the making; es una guerra civil en potencia it is a civil war in the making
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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