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The two superpowers had discovered common interests. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)The country has emerged as an economic superpower while retaining its autocratic political structures. Times, Sunday Times (2011)China is fast emerging as the new superpower of biomedical research. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The nuclear confrontation of the two superpowers had been genuine enough. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)How could we do this in the relationship between the two economic superpowers? Preventing World War III - A Realistic Grand Strategy (1988)And political obstacles may limit the growth of new economic superpowers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In an age of two superpowers there was an uneasy balance. The Global Marketplace (1993)He added that the rivalry between the two superpowers was more than just about medals. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Can summit meetings of the two superpowers now make unnecessary our alliance systems? Preventing World War III - A Realistic Grand Strategy (1988)Others suspect that these are simply the growing pains of a new superpower finding its way on the world stage. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The human race has become the superpower that is today by carrying a host of genetic mutations in its collective gene pool. Times, Sunday Times (2008)China and India have not emerged as superpowers simply because of their huge populations. The Sun (2010)Then they will become the superpower and super-rich enough to take control. The Sun (2013)You are the leader of a rising economic superpower, with ambitions for global political power. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is asking itself why the modern China should not be allowed to become a regional superpower. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Such economic superpower inevitably brings political, industrial and military muscle. The Sun (2011)So the world's nations are all jostling to snuggle up to the new superpower. Times, Sunday Times (2010)China and India are now both economic superpowers. The Sun (2007) Nuclear weapons made superpower confrontation too dangerous to be unleashed - except in the realm of game theory. Times, Sunday Times (2008)By the mid-1950s a new era in superpower relations and so in world history had thus been reached. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Chess has helped to sharpen the mind for centuries and may explain how today's regime is plotting its next move to become a superpower. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Russia is no Cold War military superpower. The Sun (2015)Like the Americans, they know that they cannot afford to go to war with the other nuclear superpower. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He finally spoke at a press conference so badly organised that it raised the question of how India can have become such a superpower in world cricket. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In declaring itself a sovereign nation, it threw off a corrupt, alien jurisdiction and faced down the military superpowers of the time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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British English: superpower NOUN
A superpower is a very powerful and influential country, usually one that is rich and has nuclear weapons.
The country could claim to be an economic superpower.
Definition of superpower from the Collins English Dictionary
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