abwatt

[ ab-wot, ab-wot ]
/ æbˈwɒt, ˈæbˌwɒt /

noun Electricity.

the centimeter-gram-second unit of electrical power, equivalent to 10−7 watt.

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THESE WORDS FROM "LITTLE WOMEN"

"Little Women" may be a classic, but that doesn't mean we all know the meanings of the vocab words from the book. Can you define these words correctly and make Jo proud?
Question 1 of 10
earnest

Origin of abwatt

ab- (see abampere) + watt

Words nearby abwatt

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for abwatt

abwatt
/ (ˈæbˌwɒt) /

noun

the cgs unit of power in the electromagnetic system, equal to the power dissipated when a current of 1 abampere flows across a potential difference of 1 abvolt: equivalent to 10 –7 watt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012