HyperDic: potency

English > 4 senses of the word potency:
NOUNattributepotency, authority, authorization, authorisation, dominance, say-sothe power or right to give orders or make decisions
attributepotency, effectiveness, strengthcapacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
statepotency, potential, potentialitythe inherent capacity for coming into being
statepotency, potencethe state of being potent
potency > pronunciation
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English > potency: 4 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe power or right to give orders or make decisions.
Example "a place of potency in the state"
Synonymsauthority, authorization, authorisation, dominance, say-so
Narrowercarte blanchecomplete freedom or authority to act
commandThe power or authority to command
imperiumsupreme authority
lordshipThe authority of a lord
muscleauthority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way)
power of appointmentauthority given (in a will or deed) by a donor to a donee to appoint the beneficiaries of the donor's property
sovereigntyThe authority of a state to govern another state
BroadercontrolPower to direct or determine
Spanishautoridad, autorización, dominación, dominio
Catalanautoritat, autorització, dominació, domini
Adjectivespotenthaving or wielding force or authority
English > potency: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningCapacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects.
Example"the toxin's potency"
Synonymseffectiveness, strength
Attributesimpotentlacking power or ability
potent, strong, stiffHaving a strong physiological or chemical effect
Broaderpower, powerfulnesspossession of controlling influence
Spanisheficacia, fuerza, potencia
Catalaneficàcia, potència
Adjectivespotenthaving a strong physiological or chemical effect
English > potency: 4 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe inherent capacity for coming into being.
Synonymspotential, potentiality
Attributespotential, possibleExisting in possibility
NarrowerlatencyThe state of being not yet evident / evident or active / active
prospect, chanceThe possibility of future success
Broaderpossibility, possiblenesscapability of existing or happening / happening / happening or being true
Adjectivespotentialexisting in possibility
potentialexpected to become or be
English > potency: 4 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningThe state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse.
Broaderphysical condition, physiological state, physiological conditionThe condition or state of the body or bodily functions
Oppositeimpotence, impotencyAn inability (usually of the male animal) to copulate
Adjectivespotent(of a male) capable of copulation

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