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English translation: power

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02:44 Jan 21, 2008
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Science - Physics / and mechanical engineering
Japanese term or phrase: 動力
It is a rather basic term, but I just can't think of a good English expression. It is power, but I am looking for an expression specifically for that of a motion. Maybe motive power or motive energy, but they don't sound like natural English to me. Does mechanical power work?

It appears in sentenses like:

水蒸気でタービンを回して動力を取り出す
燃料電池は自動車の動力源となる

なにとぞ、よろしく。
Yuki Okada
Canada
Local time: 16:05
English translation:power
Explanation:
...As in "the engine powers the car forward"
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Kurt Hammond
United States
Local time: 16:05
Grading comment
Thank you, Kurt.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
3 +3power
Kurt Hammond


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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
power


Explanation:
...As in "the engine powers the car forward"

Kurt Hammond
United States
Local time: 16:05
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you, Kurt.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Krzysztof Łesyk: Yeah. "動力を取り出す" could be translated to "generates power" and it sounds nice. Then we have "動力源" - "power cource" and everything fits nicely together :)
45 mins

agree  V N Ganesh
51 mins

agree  Joyce A
1 hr
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