Definitions for power plant

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pow′er plant`(n.)

  1. a plant, including engines, dynamos, etc., and the building or buildings necessary for the generation of power, as electric or nuclear power.

    Category: Energy

  2. the machinery for supplying power for a particular mechanical process or operation.

    Category: Energy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. power station, power plant, powerhouse(noun)

    an electrical generating station

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. power plant(noun)ˈpaʊ ər lɪs

    a large facility that produces electricity

    a coal-fired power plant


  1. power plant(Noun)

    A station built for the production of electric power.

  2. power plant(Noun)

    The portion of a vehicle devoted to providing energy for motion; the engine or motor.


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