Definition of world power in English:

world power

noun

  • A country that has significant influence in international affairs.

    • ‘In 1868 Japan was a pre-industrial society; less than 40 years later it was a world power.’
    • ‘India in particular is a world power in its own right, rivalling the EU in influence.’
    • ‘The rise of the United States as a world power after 1945 was of paramount importance in international politics.’
    • ‘Emperor Meiji initiated instituted wide sweeping political, civil and social reforms which transformed Japan into a significant world power.’
    • ‘It's also reasserting itself as a major world power in international sports such as cricket and rugby.’
    • ‘One hundred years ago, Britain would have been a natural leader in such an enterprise, being a world power with a vast empire and a first-class navy.’
    • ‘These opposing tendencies must be resolved in some way if the country is to move toward the world power status that its people have always sought.’
    • ‘In geographic extent, population size, and wealth, the region was an obvious candidate for world power and influence.’
    • ‘The British Empire was the world power that mattered in most of Asia, in Africa, and on the high seas.’
    • ‘This nation, once a mighty world power, is being systematically stripped of all its wealth and influence, and no-one bats an eyelid.’
    • ‘However, the primary aim of the EU has always been to promote peaceful cooperation between European nations, not to create a new world power.’
    • ‘Spain became a world power and the centre of a vast empire.’
    • ‘The new Germany took another step towards developing its status as a world power.’
    • ‘I seriously question whether the United States could have become a world power without a strong federal government.’
    • ‘Is it any surprise, then, that it became a significant world power?’
    • ‘Well, we are a world power, by virtue of history, and by virtue of our military power.’
    • ‘His late writings examined the emergence of Russia as a world power, opening an era of global imperialism and war.’
    • ‘More to the point, France was no longer a world power, and its relationship with its colonies was particularly fraught.’
    • ‘Spain became the greatest world power during Europe's Age of Discovery.’
    • ‘The country is really a young country and they are not used to being a world power.’
    country, nation, land, sovereign state, nation state, kingdom, empire, republic, confederation, federation, body politic, commonwealth, power, world power, superpower, polity, domain, territory
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Pronunciation:

world power

/wərld ˈpou(ə)r/