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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
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • 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.
  • Electric vehicles produce zero emissions at the tailpipe, but more often than not there are emissions at the power plant.
  • If it can't design and maintain a nuclear power plant to withstand a natural disaster, then no nation can.
  • For example, they suggested sending a floating nuclear power plant to provide power for the operation.
  • No better measure exists of what a power plant can do, if you cannot put your own gauges on it, than what it has done.
  • The risk of a nuclear accident on a floating power plant is increased.
  • The power plant's sulfur-dioxide scrubber produces gypsum as a by-product, which is used by a nearby wallboard manufacturer.
British Dictionary definitions for power plant

power plant

noun
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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