Definitions

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  • adj. Lacking in power, especially electrical power.
  • adj. Not using or requiring power, especially artificial power. For example, an unpowered boat (a sailing boat), aircraft (a glider) etc.

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

  • adj. not having or using power

Etymologies

un- +‎ powered. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He could see an alteration in the starship’s flight dynamics—if you could call an unpowered, uncontrolled descent a flight—as the tractor beam wrestled with the atmosphere through which it passed.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • North Korea, angry that four of its citizens decided to stay in South Korea after drifting there last month in an unpowered boat, on Friday sent no one to the inter-Korean border to accept the return of 27 others from the same boat.

    What's News

  • As I said, I am a huge fan of Batman, and once you compare that to my dislike of Superman, you can pretty much see that I like the unpowered superheroes.

    Superman/Batman #46 | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • Umm, the X-38 was the basically unpowered (it only had enough delta-V to de-orbit, with most of the deceleration being provided by atmospheric braking, as it usual) Crew Return Vehicle - it had to be lifted to orbit by the Shuttle.

    Abbey Lane: They're Back - NASA Watch

  • We have the data for making successful unpowered approach and landings from the NASA and Air Force lifting body programs, not to mention the wealth of data from STS approach and landing operations.

    How Best to Access the ISS-and LEO? - NASA Watch

  • Test points of interest are demonstration of unpowered flight along a stable trajectory, MLAS vehicle reorientation and stabilization, followed by crew module simulator separation from the MLAS fairing, stabilization and parachute recovery of the crew module simulator.

    MLAS Test Delayed - NASA Watch

  • I tend to gravitate towards the unpowered but still determined to help character!

    What's Up

  • SEOUL—North Korea, angry that four of its citizens decided to stay in South Korea after drifting there last month in an unpowered boat, on Friday sent no one to the inter-Korean border to accept the return of 27 others from the same boat.

    North Korea Snubs Return of Its Citizens From South

  • Instinctively, Lavie gets on stage, grabs the unpowered microphone and starts rapping a soulful opus of her life.

    Erik Proulx: The Tale of Two Detroits

  • The city has a contract with K-Sea, which operates the tugboat that pulled the unmanned and unpowered barge.

    Tourist Boat OVERTURNS After Barge Collision In Philadelphia

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