Watts

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noun

An·dré [ahn-drey] /ˈɑn dreɪ/, born 1946, U.S. concert pianist, born in Germany.
George Frederick,1817–1904, English painter and sculptor.
Isaac,1674–1748, English theologian and hymnist.

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watt

[ wot ]
/ wɒt /

noun

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

First recorded in 1882; named after J. Watt
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British Dictionary definitions for watts (1 of 3)

Watts

/ (wɒts) /

noun

George Frederick. 1817–1904, English painter and sculptor, noted esp for his painting Hope (1886) and his sculpture Physical Energy (1904) in Kensington Gardens, London
Isaac. 1674–1748, English hymn-writer

British Dictionary definitions for watts (2 of 3)

watt

/ (wɒt) /

noun

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

C19: named after James Watt

British Dictionary definitions for watts (3 of 3)

Watt

/ (wɒt) /

noun

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

watt


n.

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

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Medicine definitions for watts

watt

[ wŏt ]

n.

A unit of power in the International System of Units equal to one joule per second.
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Science definitions for watts

watt

[ wŏt ]

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).
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Culture definitions for watts

watt


The basic unit of power, named after the eighteenth-century Scottish inventor James Watt.

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