Definition of power curve in English:

power curve


  • 1Engineering
    A graph showing power as a function of some other variable; specifically a graph of the power output of a vehicle or aircraft against engine speed.

  • 2figurative Chiefly Business. The current thinking or trend.

  • 3Statistics
    A graphical representation of the power function of a statistical test.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From power + curve.


power curve

/ˈpaʊə kəːv/