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indicated horsepower

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  1. the horsepower of a reciprocating engine as shown by an indicator record. Abbreviation: ihp, IHP

Origin of indicated horsepower

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for indicated horsepower

indicated horsepower

  1. the power output of a piston engine calculated from the mean effective pressure in the cylinder as derived from an indicator diagram and the speed of the engine in revolutions per minute
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