Meaning of power plant

pow'er plant"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a plant, including engines, dynamos, etc., and the building or buildings necessary for the generation of power, as electric or nuclear power.
  2. the machinery for supplying power for a particular mechanical process or operation.
  3. the engine, motor, or other power source along with related ignition, transmission, etc., components of a vehicle, aircraft, machine, etc.
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