power plant

noun
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

Definition of power plant

1 : an electric utility generating station
2 : an engine and related parts supplying the motive power of a self-propelled object (such as a rocket or automobile)

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First Known Use of power plant

1871

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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POWER PLANT Defined for English Language Learners

power plant

Definition of power plant for English Language Learners

  • : a building or group of buildings in which electricity for a large area is produced


POWER PLANT Defined for Kids

power plant

noun

Definition of power plant for Students

: a building in which electric power is generated


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