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world power

a nation, organization, or institution so powerful that it is capable of influencing or changing the course of world events.
Origin of world power
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Most areas of the country had become populated, the frontier had disappeared, and the country was about to become a world power.
  • Down the past, civilizations have exposited themselves in terms of power, of world-power or of other-world power.
  • Where else to feel good about ourselves than to beat a world power.
British Dictionary definitions for world power

world power

a state that possesses sufficient power to influence events throughout the world
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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