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gigawatt

[gig-uh-wot, jig-] /ˈgɪg əˌwɒt, ˈdʒɪg-/
noun
1.
one billion watts.
Abbreviation: GW, Gw.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; giga- + watt
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  • We're not too far away from supercomputers that could use half a gigawatt-as much energy as a small city.
  • Some power plants may report power production in kilowatt- or megawatt-hours that will have to be converted to gigawatt-hours.

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