Meaning of potency

po•ten•cy

Pronunciation: (pōt'n-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies
  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. See(def. 2).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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