kilowatt

[ kil-uh-wot ]
/ ˈkɪl əˌwɒt /

noun

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

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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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Scientific definitions for kilowatt

kilowatt
[ kĭlə-wŏt′ ]

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

kilowatt
[ (kil-uh-waht) ]

One thousand watts. (See power.)

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