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any power used to impart motion; any source of mechanical energy.
locomotives or other vehicles that supply tractive power.
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There was virtually no mention of
for aircraft and ships, or how that transition would be made.
They're all perfectly capable of transforming electrons into
His characters are no longer gods, the
in his plots no longer divine.
comes from two large batteries.
At the moment the car industry seems to view electricity as the
of the future.
The question is, what will replace it as the source of power for
As electricity diffused, it became the
Camels and oxen furnish the
at the source of irrigation.
Appearance was little altered, but a major change had occurred in the
British Dictionary definitions for
any source of energy used to produce motion
the means of supplying power to an engine, vehicle, etc
any driving force
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