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potency

[poht-n-see] /ˈpoʊt n si/
noun, plural potencies for 4–6.
1.
the state or quality of being potent.
2.
power; authority.
3.
efficacy; effectiveness; strength.
4.
capacity to be, become, or develop; potentiality.
5.
a person or thing exerting power or influence.
6.
Mathematics, cardinal number (def 2).
Also, potence.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; < Latin potentia. See potent1, -ency
Related forms
overpotency, noun
Synonyms
1. strength, force, energy, capacity, potential.
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British Dictionary definitions for overpotency

potency

/ˈpəʊtənsɪ/
noun (pl) -tencies, -tences
1.
the state or quality of being potent
2.
latent or inherent capacity for growth or development
Word Origin
C16: from Latin potentia power, from posse to be able
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Word Origin and History for overpotency

potency

n.

mid-15c., from Latin potentia "power," from potentem "potent" (see potent).

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overpotency in Medicine

potency po·ten·cy (pōt'n-sē)
n.

  1. The quality or condition of being potent.

  2. The pharmacological activity of a compound.

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