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[fahyuh r-pou-er] /ˈfaɪərˌpaʊ ər/
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.
the capability or potential, as of an organization, for action or achieving results.
Also, fire power.
1910-15; fire + power Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • Much of this neural firepower comes to bear in the elaborate daily grind of digestion.
  • It doesn't take much firepower to destabilize an already fragile society.
  • In theory, firepower is to be directed only at military strategic targets.
  • And instead of relying on sheer firepower, it carried few of its own weapons.
  • There's some serious computational firepower behind that, and you certainly don't want to see it here.
  • Frank is reportedly looking for more offensive firepower, which isn't exactly shocking.
  • US firepower can prevent them from taking control too.
  • Contributions from its members have tripled its firepower.
  • firepower is of little use, and often counter-productive, when the enemy deliberately mingles among civilians.
  • It will soon have the necessary firepower to act credibly both as a lender in a crisis and a provider of insurance against one.

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