[ wot-ij ]
/ ˈwɒt ɪdʒ /


power, as measured in watts.
the amount of power required to operate an electrical appliance or device.

Origin of wattage

First recorded in 1900–05; watt + -age
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British Dictionary definitions for wattage

/ (ˈwɒtɪdʒ) /


power, esp electric power, measured in watts
the power rating, measured in watts, of an electrical appliance
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Science definitions for wattage

[ wŏtĭj ]

An amount of power, especially electrical power, expressed in watts or kilowatts.
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