Definition of power curve in English:

power curve

noun

  • 1Engineering. A graph showing power as a function of some other variable; specifically a graph of the power output of a vehicle or aircraft against engine speed.

  • 2Figurative. Chiefly Business. The current thinking or trend.

  • 3Statistics. A graphical representation of the power function of a statistical test.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From power + curve.

Pronunciation

power curve

/ˈpaʊə kəːv/