from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The power of human physical strength.
  • noun Power in terms of the workers available to a particular group or required for a particular task.

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  • noun The total number of all available workers; the workforce.
  • noun The power exerted by a single person (analogous to horsepower.)

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  • noun the force of workers available


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man + power


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  • One-tenth of a horsepower.

    July 26, 2009