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Overview of noun potency

The noun potency has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) authority, authorization, authorisation, potency, dominance, say-so

(the power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"; "a place of potency in the state")

2. (1) potency, effectiveness, strength

(capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects; "the toxin's potency"; "the strength of the drinks")

3. potential, potentiality, potency

(the inherent capacity for coming into being)

4. potency, potence

(the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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