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kilowatt

[kil-uh-wot] /ˈkɪl əˌwɒt/
noun
1.
a unit of power, equal to 1000 watts.
Abbreviation: kW, kw.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; kilo- + watt
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kilowatt

/ˈkɪləʊˌwɒt/
noun
1.
one thousand watts kW
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Word Origin and History for kilo watt

kilowatt

n.

1884, from kilo- + watt. Kilowatt hour is from 1892. Related: Kilowattage.

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kilo watt in Science
kilowatt
  (kĭl'ə-wŏt')   
A unit of power equal to 1,000 watts.
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kilo watt in Culture
kilowatt [(kil-uh-waht)]

One thousand watts. (See power.)

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