Definition of Superpower

1. Noun. A state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world.

Exact synonyms: Great Power, Major Power, Power, World Power
Generic synonyms: Body Politic, Commonwealth, Country, Land, Nation, Res Publica, State
Specialized synonyms: Hegemon



Definition of Superpower

1. Noun. (Obsolete usage) Electricity generated in a large plant that is tied into a regional network, on a larger scale than was common in the early years of commercial electricity production. ¹

2. Noun. Excessive or superior power. ¹

3. Noun. A sovereign state with dominant status on the globe and a very advanced military, especially the Soviet Union or United States. ¹

4. Noun. A fictional extraordinary physical or mental ability, especially possessed by a superhero or supervillain. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Superpower

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Superpower

superport
superports
superposability
superposable
superpose
superposed
superposes
superposing
superposition
superposition principle
superpositioning
superpositions
superpotent
superpotential
superpotentials
superpower (current term)
superpowered
superpowerful
superpowerless
superpowers
superpraise
superprecise
superprecocial
superpredator
superpredators
superpremium
superpremiums
superprimaries
superprimary
superprivileged

Literary usage of Superpower

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Europe: Dimensions of Peace by Björn Hettne (1988)
"superpower rivalry and Europe in the mid- Ronald Reagan came into the White House at a time when the decline of American power was visible. ..."

2. Bulletin by Public Ownership League of America (1922)
"The farmers will be interested in superpower because of the advantages it will give ... "Labor is for Public superpower—The wage workers will be interested ..."

3. Essays on Strategy edited by Thomas C. Gill (1996)
"superpower APPROACHES TO WAR TERMINATION •• PAUL M. CURRER THE TREATY ON INTERMEDIATE-RANGE NUCLEAR MISSILES, signed by President Reagan and General ..."

4. Asymmetric Marketing: Tossing the 'Chasm' in the Age of the Software Superpowers by Joseph E. Bentzel (2006)
"In today's superpower-dominated markets, messaging mashups are structured ... These 4 framework threads are as follows: The superpower Thread: As the name ..."

5. The Pacific by Ranginui Walker, William M. Sutherland (1988)
"This abstract proposal for orderly superpower nuclear force ... Marginal gains in stability from superpower promulgation of 'rules of the road", ..."

6. Apollo's Warriors: United States Air Force Special Operations During the by Michael E. Haas (1998)
"If superpower A acknowledges an attack by superpower B against one of As surrogate forces, then superpower A must either retaliate and risk unacceptable ..."

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