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indicated horsepower

the horsepower of a reciprocating engine as shown by an indicator record.
Abbreviation: ihp, IHP.
Origin of indicated horsepower
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The indicated horsepower developed under certain standard conditions.

    Steam Engines Anonymous
  • The delivered horsepower divided by the indicated horsepower gives the mechanical efficiency.

    Steam Engines Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for indicated horsepower

indicated horsepower

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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