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[vohlt-am-peer, -am-peer] /ˈvoʊltˈæm pɪər, -æmˈpɪər/
noun, Electricity
an electric measurement unit, equal to the product of one volt and one ampere, equivalent to one watt for direct current systems and a unit of apparent power for alternating current systems.
Abbreviation: VA.
Origin of volt-ampere
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The volt-ampere rating of each outlet, the actual nameplate data of the equipment served.
British Dictionary definitions for volt-ampere


the product of the potential in volts across an electrical circuit and the resultant current in amperes VA
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volt-ampere in Science
A unit of electric power equal to the product of one volt and one ampere, equivalent to one watt.
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