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watt

 (W) [wot]
the SI unit of power, being the work done at the rate of 1 joule per second. In electric power, it is equivalent to a current of 1 ampere under a pressure of 1 volt.

watt (W),

(waht),
The SI unit of electrical power; the power available when the current is 1 ampere and the electromotive force is 1 volt; equal to 1 joule (107 ergs) per second or 1 voltampere.
[James Watt, Scot. engineer, 1736-1819]

watt

(W) (waht)
The SI unit of electrical power; the power available when the current is 1 ampere and the electromotive force is 1 volt; equal to 1 joule (107 ergs) per second or 1 voltampere.
[James Watt, Scot. engineer, 1736-1819]

watt

(W) (waht)
The SI unit of electrical power.
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