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[hahy-druh-pou-er] /ˈhaɪ drəˌpaʊ ər/
hydroelectric power.
Origin of hydropower
1930-35; hydro-1 + power Unabridged
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Examples from the web for hydropower
  • Maybe you'll convert your car to run on vegetable oil or something else, but you won't be on solar or hydropower for a while yet.
  • It is also worth noting that hydropower, which many believe people believe to be safe, is quite dangerous.
  • hydropower is electricity generated using the energy of moving water.
  • Meanwhile, on land, the threat comes from hydropower.
  • Likewise, all money spent on nuclear energy, hydropower and geothermal power.
  • And even the hydropower that big dams offer is less useful than their builders claim.
  • There have been some big transactions with companies that generate hydropower, which requires consistent snow and rain.
  • hydropower is supposed almost to triple by the same date.
  • Most are fueled by natural gas, followed by hydropower and diesel.
  • For information about conventional hydropower, marine, and hydrokinetic research and development.
British Dictionary definitions for hydropower


hydroelectric power
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Word Origin and History for hydropower

1933, from hydro- + power (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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