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watt, james

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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.
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A Scottish engineer active in the eighteenth century. Watt invented the modern version of the steam engine.

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