Potency is the degree of strength.
An example of a potency is a baby aspirin which is not as strong as an aspirin formulated for adults.
- the state or quality of being potent, or the degree of this; power; strength
- capacity for development; potentiality
Origin of potencyClassical Latin potentia
Also, esp. for potencysense , po′tence
- The quality or condition of being potent.
- Inherent capacity for growth and development; potentiality.
From Latin potentia.