Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- power that is superior or very great
- any of the few top world powers competing with one another for international influence
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A powerful and influential nation, especially a nuclear power that dominates its allies or client states in an international power bloc.