- a unit of power, equal to 1000 watts. Abbreviation: kW, kw
Origin of kilowatt
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Examples from the Web for kilowatt
Over the course of a year, the 75-watt incandescent uses 82 kilowatt hours of electricity, costing $11.48.Why You Should Give LED Light Bulbs for Christmas. Seriously.
December 4, 2013
It's going in at ten kilovolts, so that's a five billion kilowatt supply.Islands of Space
John W Campbell
There are amperes, and there are volts, and there are kilowatt hours.David and the Phoenix
We had to use a kilowatt before they could pick it up at 200 miles.Greylorn
John Keith Laumer
Voltage, amperage, and watt or kilowatt are the terms in common use.Foods and Household Management
A horse-power is equivalent to 746 watts, or is nearly 3/4 of a kilowatt.Physics
Willis Eugene Tower
- one thousand wattsSymbol: kW
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Word Origin and History for kilowatt
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- A unit of power equal to 1,000 watts.
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