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Watts

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

[wot]
noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of watt

First recorded in 1882; named after J. Watt
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Watts

noun
  1. 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
  2. Isaac. 1674–1748, English hymn-writer
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watt

noun
  1. 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
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Word Origin

C19: named after James Watt

Watt

noun
  1. 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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watt

n.

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

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watts in Medicine

watt

(wŏt)
n.
  1. A unit of power in the International System of Units equal to one joule per second.
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watts in Science

watt

[wŏt]
  1. 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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watts in Culture

watt

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

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