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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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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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