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firepower

[fahyuh r-pou-er] /ˈfaɪərˌpaʊ ər/
noun
1.
the capability of a military force, unit, or weapons system as measured by the amount of gunfire, number of missiles, etc., deliverable to a target.
2.
the capability or potential, as of an organization, for action or achieving results.
Also, fire power.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; fire + power
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fire power

noun (military)
1.
the amount of fire that may be delivered by a unit or weapon
2.
the capability of delivering fire
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