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residual power

noun
1.
power retained by a governmental authority after certain powers have been delegated to other authorities.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • In a few instances noise levels could increase if excessive residual power currents flow in the shield as a result of bonding.
  • There was no residual power in the hydraulic system related to the auger.

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