[ vohlt-am-peer, -am-peer ]
/ ˈvoʊltˈæm pɪər, -æmˈpɪər /
an electric measurement unit, equal to the product of one volt and one ampere, equivalent to one watt for direct current systems and a unit of apparent power for alternating current systems. Abbreviation: VA
Words nearby volt-ampere
Origin of volt-ampere
First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for volt-ampere
/ (ˈvəʊltˈæmpɛə) /
the product of the potential in volts across an electrical circuit and the resultant current in amperesAbbreviation: VA
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Scientific definitions for volt-ampere
A unit of electric power equal to the product of one volt and one ampere, equivalent to one watt.
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