# Watt meaning

The definition of a watt is the basic unit of electric, mechanical or thermal power.

An example of a watt is a measure of a light bulb's power.

noun

The basic unit of electric, mechanical, or thermal power in the SI and MKS systems, equal to one joule per second or 10

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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).

An SI-derived unit of power equal to one joule per second.

noun

The standard unit of measurement of electrical power. One watt is one ampere of current flowing at one volt. Watts are typically rated as AMPS x VOLTS or VOLT-AMP (V-A). However, this rating is only equivalent to watts when it applies to devices that absorb all the energy, such as electric heating coils or incandescent light bulbs. With computer power supplies, the actual watt rating is only 60% to 70% of the VOLT-AMP rating.

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Watt is the fundamental unit of electrical power, and is a rate unit, rather than a quantity.The wattage is determined by multiplying the voltage (E), as measured in volts (V), by the current (I), as measured in amperes (A). (W = V.

1736-1819; Scot. engineer & inventor: pioneer in the development of the steam engine.

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## Origin of watt

- After James
**Watt**### From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

- Named after the Scottish engineer James Watt.
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