abwatt

[ab-wot, ab-wot]

Origin of abwatt

ab- (see abampere) + watt
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British Dictionary definitions for abwatt

abwatt

noun
  1. 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
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