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Meaning of horsepower

horse•pow•er

Pronunciation: (hôrs'pou"ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a foot-pound-second unit of power, equivalent to 550 foot-pounds per second, or 745.7 watts.
  2. the capacity to achieve or produce; strength or talent: The university's history faculty is noted for its intellectual horsepower.
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