poten-, pot-, poss-, -potent, -potence, -potency, -potential +
(Latin: power, strength, ability, able; having authority over; rule over, command of)
2. Possibly but not yet actually: "He provided potentially useful information."
3. The inherent ability or capacity for growth, development, or coming into being.
2. A three-terminal resistor with an adjustable center connection, widely used for volume control in radio and television receivers.
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".
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.
2. Having or exerting great physical or mental strength.
Specifically, the interconnected set of components driving the wheels to propel a motor vehicle, including the engine, transmission, drive shaft, and differential.
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!
2. An opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence: Mrs. Smart was quite sure she wasn't going to like her new job even before she met her colleagues and boss, who were actually very nice people!
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, person or plants: 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.