from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful. See Usage Note at infinite.
- n. One having unlimited power or authority: the bureaucratic omnipotents.
- n. God. Used with the.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having unlimited power, force or authority.
- adj. Describing a cell (especially a stem cell) that is capable of developing into any type of cell or forming any type of tissue (also called a totipotent cell). See also pluripotent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Able in every respect and for every work; unlimited in ability; all-powerful; almighty.
- adj. Having unlimited power of a particular kind.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Almighty; possessing infinite power; all-powerful: as, the Lord God omnipotent; hence, with the definite article, God. See omnipotence.
- Of indefinite or great power; possessing power virtually absolute within a certain sphere of action; irresistible.
- Having the power to do anything; hence (humorously), capable of anything; utter; arrant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having unlimited power
In this case, Jasper, while not omnipotent, is omniscient in a limited way, due to his 'achronistic' way to experiencing time.
Whoever claims that it's omnipotent is himself living proof that it's not.
The attributes of a king are a mark of the absence of the attribute signified by the word omnipotent (or, are evidence of the absence of that attribute).
The attributes of a king are a mark of the absence of the attribute signified by the word omnipotent, (or, are _evidence_ of the absence of that attribute.)
Your argument basically boils down to saying that God cant do what is not and therefore is not omnipotent, which is, of course, manifestly absurd.
It establishes that the heroes of the story aren't omnipotent, which is the implication if everyone they combat is always handed a swift, sound, and permanent defeat.
Can the reader of himself ascertain that this intelligence is omnipotent, that is to say, infinitely powerful?
He is called omnipotent and omniscient; he is responsible for the sun to move in the sky, for day and night to stay separate, and for the earth to keep its form; he watches the flight of every bird, is present at every gathering, and knows every thought.
Thus, Newsweek has joined these missiles of attack that have no respect for Africans who think independently and are able to spot quickly these "so - called omnipotent apparatus".
The most important caveat to keep in mind when encountering a so-called omnipotent being is to remain calm.