power plant

noun
1.
a plant, including engines, dynamos, etc., and the building or buildings necessary for the generation of power, as electric or nuclear power.
2.
the machinery for supplying power for a particular mechanical process or operation.
3.
the engine, motor, or other power source along with related ignition, transmission, etc., components of a vehicle, aircraft, machine, etc.
Also, powerplant.


Origin:
1885–90

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power plant
 
n
1.  the complex, including machinery, associated equipment, and the structure housing it, that is used in the generation of power, esp electrical power
2.  the equipment supplying power to a particular machine or for a particular operation or process

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Example sentences
But that energy you're charging it with could come from a power plant burning
  natural gas.
Holding a sign and ordering people around won't rebuild the ozone or stop the
  government from building a new hydro-power plant.
Taking apart a nuclear power plant that has reached the end of its life is a
  complicated task.
That's because they're either out on the reef, or hanging around the forbidden
  zone around the nuclear power plant.
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