potency

  • 1 Potency — may refer to:*Virility *Potency (pharmacology), a measure of the activity of a drug in a biological system *In biology, potency is a measure of the differentiation potential of stem cells *In seismology, the quotient of seismic moment and… …

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  • 2 Potency — Po ten*cy, n. [L. potentia, from potens, entis, potent. See {Potent}, and cf. {Potance}, {Potence}, {Puissance}.] The quality or state of being potent; physical or moral power; inherent strength; energy; ability to effect a purpose; capability;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 potency — [pōt′ n sē] n. pl. potencies [L potentia] 1. the state or quality of being potent, or the degree of this; power; strength 2. capacity for development; potentiality: Also, esp. for POTENCY sense 1, potence SYN. STRENGTH …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 potency — I noun ability, authoritativeness, authority, brawn, caliber, capability, clout, command, competence, control, effect, effectiveness, efficacy, energy, faculty, force, function, influence, intensity, main force, might, mightiness, muscle,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 potency — 1530s, from L. potentia power, from potentem potent (see POTENT (Cf. potent)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 potency — [n] effectiveness authority, birr, capability, capacity, command, control, dominion, efficacy, efficiency, energy, force, go*, hardihood, influence, juice*, kick*, might, moxie*, muscle*, pep, potential, power, puissance, punch, sinew*, snap,… …

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  • 7 potency — po|ten|cy [ˈpəutənsi US ˈpou ] n [singular,U] 1.) the power that something has to influence people potency of ▪ the potency of his arguments ▪ The myth of male superiority was losing its potency. 2.) the strength of something, especially a drug,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 potency — [[t]po͟ʊt(ə)nsi[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: usu with supp Potency is the power and influence that a person, action, or idea has to affect or change people s lives, feelings, or beliefs. They testify to the extraordinary potency of his personality... All… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 potency — 1. Power, force, or strength; the condition or quality of being potent. 2. Specifically, sexual p.. 3. In therapeutics, the relative pharmacologic activity of a dose of a compound compared with the dose of a diff …

    Medical dictionary

  • 10 potency — UK [ˈpəʊt(ə)nsɪ] / US [ˈpoʊt(ə)nsɪ] noun Word forms potency : singular potency plural potencies 1) [countable] the strength of a medicine, drug, or chemical Improper storage may decrease the potency of the drug. 2) [uncountable] the physical… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 potency — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ sexual ▪ a man at the peak of his sexual potency VERB + POTENCY ▪ increase ▪ have ▪ lose …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 potency — po|ten|cy [ poutnsi ] noun 1. ) count the strength of a medicine, drug, or chemical: Improper storage may decrease the potency of the drug. 2. ) uncount MAINLY LITERARY the power to influence or persuade people: His arguments lacked the potency… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 potency — noun (U) 1 the power that an idea, argument, action etc has to influence people: The spectre of mass unemployment had lost none of its political potency. 2 the strength of the effect of a drug, medicine, alcohol etc on your mind or body: a high… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 potency — noun 1) the potency of his words Syn: forcefulness, force, effectiveness, persuasiveness, cogency, influence, strength, authoritativeness, authority, power, powerfulness; literary puissance 2) the potency of the drugs Syn …

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  • 15 potency — potence, potency For the meaning ‘power, the quality or state of being potent’, potency is the usual word, and this is also used in the context of the male ability to achieve sexual erection or orgasm. Potence is a rare word used only in… …

    Modern English usage

  • 16 potency — noun 1. the power or right to give orders or make decisions (Freq. 2) he has the authority to issue warrants deputies are given authorization to make arrests a place of potency in the state • Syn: ↑authority, ↑authorization, ↑authorisation …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 potency — potencija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Sugebėjimas veikti, vidinė galia, pajėgumas, gebėjimas daugintis, lytinė potencija – vyro pajėgumas. atitikmenys: angl. potency vok. Potenz, f rus. потенция, f; сила, f; степень… …

    Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 18 potency — galimybė statusas T sritis švietimas apibrėžtis Vidinių ar išorinių kliūčių nebuvimas veiklos, bendravimo tikslui pasiekti; proga veikti. Kliūčių nebuvimas sudaro sąlygas ir pedagoginei veiklai. Vienas iš pedagoginių tyrimų uždavinių yra… …

    Enciklopedinis edukologijos žodynas

  • 19 potency — galia statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Sportininko funkcinių, fizinių ir kitų savybių išugdymo lygis, gebėjimas jas taikyti varžybose. atitikmenys: angl. force; potency; power; strength vok. Kraft, f; Macht, f; Stärke, f rus.… …

    Sporto terminų žodynas

  • 20 potency — potencija statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Paslėptos galios, gebėjimai, jėgos, atsiskleidžiančios tam tikromis sąlygomis, pvz., kryptingo sportinio rengimo vyksme. kilmė lot. potentia – galimybė atitikmenys: angl. potency vok …

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