watt

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Watt \Watt\, noun [From the distinguished mechanician and scientist, James Watt.] (Physics) A unit of power or activity equal to 10^{7} C.G.S. units of power, or to work done at the rate of one joule a second. An English horse power is approximately equal to 746 watts.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

watt

noun

1: a unit of power equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a resistance of 1 ohm [syn: {watt}, {W}]

2: Scottish engineer and inventor whose improvements in the steam engine led to its wide use in industry (1736-1819) [syn: {Watt}, {James Watt}]


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