superpower - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a country that has great military, economic, and political power

    The US remains the sole global superpower with a unqiue ability to influence events.

  2. 2
    a group or organization that has a lot of power in a particular area or activity

    the Cattolica Eraclea-Rizzuto Family, who would become superpowers in the global narcotics and money laundering trade

    The Global South (Africa, Asia and Latin America) is now the undisputed faith superpower which the rest of the world cannot afford to ignore.

  3. 3
    a special power or ability that a fictional character has

    Superman is endowed with several superpowers, giving him unbridled strength no ordinary human could ever hope to gain.

    What would your superpower be?