# watt

- the standard unit of power in the International System of Units(SI), equivalent to one joule per second and equal to the power in a circuit in which a current of one ampere flows across a potential difference of one volt. Abbreviation: W, w.

## Origin of watt

## Watt

- James,1736–1819, Scottish engineer and inventor.

## Examples from the Web for watt

### Contemporary Examples of watt

Watt never did anything to regain his position, although it bothered him for the rest of his life.

In 2005, ‘Iowa Nice’ Ernst Helped to Oust Veterans From Local Board After They Opposed Her CandidacyBen Jacobs

October 13, 2014

Blanche was a fragile white moth beating against the unbreakable sides of a 1000 watt bulb.

Watt was the first sitting member of Congress to be filibustered since before the Civil War.

But, like Watt, Millett is the Democratic nominee of a Democratic president.

Watt is the first sitting member of Congress to be blocked for an appointment since 1843.

### Historical Examples of watt

His originality as an inventor has indeed been called in question, like that of Watt and Stephenson.

Self-HelpSamuel Smiles

Next morning Watt began to put his scheme to the test and found it practicable.

The Age of InventionHolland Thompson

Those who worked without Watt's engine could hardly succeed.

The Age of InventionHolland Thompson

The same is true of the "3-25 watt (lamps), in series" listed in the table.

The Automobile Storage BatteryO. A. Witte

The lamp you use should be an ordinary 25, 40, or 60 watt vacuum lamp.

Common ScienceCarleton W. Washburne

## watt

- the derived SI unit of power, equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a potential difference of 1 volt. 1 watt is equivalent to 1.341 × 10 –3 horsepowerSymbol: W

## Word Origin for watt

## Watt

- James. 1736–1819, Scottish engineer and inventor. His fundamental improvements to the steam engine led to the widespread use of steam power in industry

## Word Origin and History for watt

unit of electrical power, 1882, in honor of James Watt (1736-1819), Scottish engineer and inventor.

## watt

(wŏt)- A unit of power in the International System of Units equal to one joule per second.

## watt

- The SI derived unit used to measure power, equal to one joule per second. In electricity, a watt is equal to current (in amperes) multiplied by voltage (in volts).

## Watt

- British engineer and inventor who patented a much improved version of the steam engine (1769) and devised the unit of horsepower. The watt unit of power is named for him.