English noun: potency
|1.||potency (attribute) the power or right to give orders or make decisions|
|Samples||He has the authority to issue warrants.|
Deputies are given authorization to make arrests.
A place of potency in the state.
|Synonyms||authorisation, authority, authorization, dominance, say-so|
|Narrower (hyponym)||carte blanche, command, imperium, lordship, muscle, power of appointment, sovereignty|
|2.||potency (attribute) capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects|
|Samples||The toxin's potency.|
The strength of the drinks.
|Broader (hypernym)||power, powerfulness|
|Attribute||impotent, potent, stiff, strong|
|3.||potency (state) the inherent capacity for coming into being|
|Broader (hypernym)||possibility, possibleness|
|Narrower (hyponym)||chance, latency, prospect|
|4.||potency (state) the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse|
|Broader (hypernym)||physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state|