real power

real power

[′rēl ¦pau̇·ər]
(electricity)
The component of apparent power that represents true work; expressed in watts, it is equal to volt-amperes multiplied by the power factor.
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Even I, in my colossal ignorance, could not but feel that here, trying to express itself, was real power.
The Lacedaemonians, to gratify their allies, and yet preserve the semblance of an adherence to their ancient institutions, had recourse to the flimsy subterfuge of investing Lysander with the real power of admiral, under the nominal title of vice-admiral.
He has a real power of taking one from Paris, or from London, to places and people certainly very different from either, to the satisfaction of those who seek in fiction an escape.
Dear, dear Catherine, in being the bearer of such a message, I seem guilty myself of all its insult; yet, I trust you will acquit me, for you must have been long enough in this house to see that I am but a nominal mistress of it, that my real power is nothing.
That is to say, he held more real power than his master the Maharajah.
In her quiet way, she became a real power, always in demand, the first to be entrusted with sweet secrets, the first to be sent for in paralysing emergencies and moments of sorrow.
LABOUR leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has set out plans to rebuild Britain's industrial base in the North of England, give the region real power and hold a full inquiry into the behaviour of police during the miners' strike.
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He said PPP had always come to power through the vote of people, who have the real power to bring change in the country.
Power factor is defined as the ratio of real power consumed by a load (expressed in Watts) to apparent power (expressed in VA), which produces a figure from zero to unity that indicates the degree of distortion and phase shift in the current waveform.
Women with real power and prowess are like cats - they bounce back quickly and always land on their feet.
Therefore, the real power is unimportant because it is only matter of fear-mongering.