poten-, pot-, poss-, -potent, -potence, -potency, -potential +

(Latin: power, strength, ability, able; having authority over; rule over, command of)

1. With a possibility of becoming actual or a reality.
2. Possibly but not yet actually: "He provided potentially useful information."
3. The inherent ability or capacity for growth, development, or coming into being.
1. An instrument for measuring an unknown voltage by comparison to a standard voltage.
2. A three-terminal resistor with an adjustable center connection, widely used for volume control in radio and television receivers.
An instrument that measures electromotive force or potential difference by comparing a part of the voltage to be measured against a known electromotive force.
A chief ruler; a potentate.
1. The ability, strength, and capacity to do something.
2. Physical force or strength.
3. Control and influence over other people and their actions.
4. The political control of a country, exercised by its government or leader.
5. The authority to act or to do something according to a law or rule.
6. A politically, financially, or socially powerful person.
7. A country that has military or economic resources and is considered to have political influence over other countries.
8. The ability to influence people's judgments or emotions.
9. A measure of the rate of doing work or transferring energy, usually expressed in terms of wattage or horsepower.
10. Run by electricity or fuel; such as, a motor using electrical energy or fuel instead of relying on manual labor.
11. Etymology: from Anglo-French pouair, Old French povoir, noun use of the infinitive in Old French, "to be able" from earlier podir, from Latin potis, "powerful".
power coefficient
A measure of the technical efficiency with which a wind turbine converts wind energy to electricity, expressed as the power produced by the rotating turbine as a percentage of the total energy of the wind passing through the area of rotation.

It does not necessarily follow that the higher the coefficient the better because above a certain wind speed, excess energy must be wasted to avoid undue stress on the system.

power density
The amount of energy harnessed, transformed, or used per unit area per unit of time.
power pool
An association of two or more interconnected electric systems having an agreement to coordinate operations and planning.
1. Able to exert a lot of influence and control over people and events; such as, a powerful nation.
2. Having or exerting great physical or mental strength.
Lacking power, strength, or effectiveness; helpless.
All the moving parts that connect an engine to the point at which work is accomplished.

Specifically, the interconnected set of components driving the wheels to propel a motor vehicle, including the engine, transmission, drive shaft, and differential.

prepossess (verb), prepossesses; prepossessed; prepossessing
1. To preoccupy the mind to the exclusion of other thoughts or feelings: Jack was prepossessed and consumed with sorrow of losing his wife in the car accident.
2. To influence beforehand against or in favor of someone or something; to prejudice: Joan's mother was quite biased and prepossessed of her daughter being the most beautiful girl in her class at school.
3. To impress favorably in advance or beforehand: Seeing the young and beautiful violist on stage prepossessed the audience even before she started playing!
prepossession (s) (noun), prepossessions (pl)
1. The condition of being preoccupied with feelings, thoughts, opinions, or objects: Doug's immersion and prepossession in learning about reptiles quite impressed his parents!
2. An opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence: Mrs. Smart was absorbed with the prepossession that she wasn't going to like her new job even before she met her colleagues and boss, who were actually very nice people!
prepotent (adjective); more prepotent, most prepotent
1. Regarding something or an individual that is greater in power, influence, or force than another or others; predominant: Mr. Smith had a prepotent position with preeminent significance in the local firm in the city.
2. Concerning the quality of something which has great influence; superiority: The prepotent magazine in the country was noted for its fantastic photos throughout the world!
3. In genetics, descriptive of the condition of dominance in an animal, a person or a plant: Peter's father evidently was the prepotent parent of the two, because Peter had brown eyes like his father and not blue eyes like his mother.

Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "master, lead, leading, ruler, ruling, govern": -agogic; agon-; arch-; -crat; dom-; gov-; magist-; regi-; tyran-.