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A powerful and influential nation, especially a nuclear power that dominates its allies or client states in an international power bloc.
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1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an extremely powerful state, such as the US
2. (Electrical Engineering) extremely high power, esp electrical or mechanical
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
su•per•pow•er(ˈsu pərˌpaʊ ər)
1. a very powerful nation, esp. one with significant interests and influence outside its own region.
2. power greater in scope or magnitude than that which is considered natural or has previously existed.
3. power, esp. mechanical or electric power, on an extremely large scale secured by the linking together of a number of separate power systems.
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A very powerful country, especially one with nuclear weapons.
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|Noun||1.||superpower - a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world|
body politic, country, nation, res publica, commonwealth, state, land - a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"
hegemon - a leading or paramount power
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superpower[ˈsuːpəˌpaʊəʳ] N → superpotencia f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
superpower[ˈsuːpərpaʊər] n (POLITICS) → superpuissance f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (Pol) → Supermacht f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
superpower[ˈsuːpəˌpaʊəʳ] n (Pol) → superpotenza
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