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po•ten•cy



Pronunciation: (pōt'n-sē), [key]
n.,
pl. -cies for 4–6.

1. the state or quality of being potent.
2. power; authority.
3. efficacy; effectiveness; strength.
4. capacity to be, become, or develop; potentiality.
5. a person or thing exerting power or influence.
6. Math.See cardinal number (def. 2). Also,potence.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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