kilowatt

[ kil-uh-wot ]
/ ˈkɪl əˌwɒt /
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noun

a unit of power, equal to 1000 watts. Abbreviation: kW, kw

Origin of kilowatt

First recorded in 1880–85; kilo- + watt
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British Dictionary definitions for kilowatt

kilowatt

/ (ˈkɪləʊˌwɒt) /

noun

one thousand wattsSymbol: kW
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Word Origin and History for kilowatt

kilowatt


n.

1884, from kilo- + watt. Kilowatt hour is from 1892. Related: Kilowattage.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for kilowatt

kilowatt

[ kĭlə-wŏt′ ]

A unit of power equal to 1,000 watts.
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Culture definitions for kilowatt

kilowatt

[ (kil-uh-waht) ]

One thousand watts. (See power.)

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