- power, as measured in watts.
- the amount of power required to operate an electrical appliance or device.
Origin of wattage
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Show how to figure the wattage that a circuit protected by a 15 ampere fuse can handle.
Now that you know the wattage of the appliance, multiply this figure by number of hours the equipment operates in one day.
These required special wiring, as the wattage was too heavy to allow of their operation from the light socket.The Wonder Book of Knowledge
Otherwise you must multiply volts times amps to get the wattage.
- power, esp electric power, measured in watts
- the power rating, measured in watts, of an electrical appliance
Word Origin and History for wattage
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An amount of power, especially electrical power, expressed in watts or kilowatts.
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