volt-ampere

[ vohlt-am-peer, -am-peer ]
/ ˈvoʊltˈæm pɪər, -æmˈpɪər /

noun Electricity.

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

Nearby words

  1. volstead, andrew joseph,
  2. volsteadism,
  3. volsung,
  4. volsunga saga,
  5. volt,
  6. volta,
  7. volta effect,
  8. volta redonda,
  9. voltage,
  10. voltage divider

Origin of volt-ampere

First recorded in 1895–1900

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British Dictionary definitions for volt-ampere

volt-ampere

/ (ˈvəʊltˈæmpɛə) /

noun

the product of the potential in volts across an electrical circuit and the resultant current in amperesAbbreviation: VA
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Science definitions for volt-ampere

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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