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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. All the equipment, including structural members, that constitutes a unit power source: the power plant of a truck.
  • n. A complex of structures, machinery, and associated equipment for generating electric energy from another source of energy, such as nuclear reactions or a hydroelectric dam. Also called powerhouse, power station.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A station built for the production of electric power; a power station.
  • n. The portion of a vehicle devoted to providing energy for motion; the engine or motor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an electrical generating station

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