a unit of power, equal to 1000 watts. Abbreviation: kW, kw

1880–85; kilo- + watt Unabridged
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kilowatt (ˈkɪləʊˌwɒt)
kW one thousand watts

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kilowatt   (kĭl'ə-wŏt')  Pronunciation Key 
A unit of power equal to 1,000 watts.
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kilowatt [(kil-uh-waht)]

One thousand watts. (See power.)

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Example sentences
In its top-secret world, the coin of the realm is the kilowatt.
Some utility companies purchase green power in your name for only pennies more
  per kilowatt.
So, while you are using less electricity, you're paying more for each kilowatt
  hour used.
Today, the industry finds that for every kilowatt of power it uses to drive a
  server, another kilowatt is needed to cool it.
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