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. I was excited and interested.
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.
"But after all, wealth in itself is not the real power; it is the means to power, and power is governmental.
Now, a system has been established where people will have real power, he expressed.
He said: "People are our real power and the country cannot be developed without redressing their grievances besides uplifting their living standard."
With Appendix 17 of the 18th Edition, introducing energy efficiency and its measurements, such as W (Real Power), VAR (Reactive Power), VA (Apparent Power), Power Factor and Harmonic Distortion, the company says customers don't have to go out and buy yet another tester as the Metrel earth leakage clamp meter can measure all these parameters for the cost of an ordinary clamp meter.
Dr Mohammad Ajmal Khan talking on the occasion of distribution of promotion letters to these employees said that the real power of an institution is its employees and they need to perform their duties with efficiency and hard work.
Therefore, it is equally important that in order to bring about any positive change in this country, the awareness regarding the real power of a vote should be professed to the general public.