j watt

Watt

[wot]
noun
James, 1736–1819, Scottish engineer and inventor.
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watt (wɒt)
 
n
W the derived SI unit of power, equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a potential difference of 1 volt. 1 watt is equivalent to 1.341 × 10--3 horsepower
 
[C19: named after James Watt]

Watt (wɒt)
 
n
James. 1736--1819, Scottish engineer and inventor. His fundamental improvements to the steam engine led to the widespread use of steam power in industry

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watt
unit of electrical power, 1882, in allusion to James Watt (1736-1819), Scottish engineer and inventor. Wattage is recorded from 1903.
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watt (wŏt)
n.
Abbr. W
A unit of power in the International System of Units equal to one joule per second.

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watt   (wŏt)  Pronunciation Key 
The SI derived unit used to measure power, equal to one joule per second. In electricity, a watt is equal to current (in amperes) multiplied by voltage (in volts).
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The basic unit of power, named after the eighteenth-century Scottish inventor James Watt.

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