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unit of electrical power, 1882, in honor of James Watt (1736-1819), Scottish engineer and inventor.
A unit of power in the International System of Units equal to one joule per second.
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).
|Watt, James 1736-1819. |
British engineer and inventor who patented a much improved version of the steam engine (1769) and devised the unit of horsepower. The watt unit of power is named for him.