Watt Definition

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noun
watts
The basic unit of electric, mechanical, or thermal power in the SI and MKS systems, equal to one joule per second or 107 ergs per second (1746 of a horsepower): for electric power it is equal to one volt-ampere.
Webster's New World
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.
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Synonyms:
  • w
  • james watt
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proper name
1736-1819; Scot. engineer & inventor: pioneer in the development of the steam engine.
Webster's New World
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pronoun

An English and Scottish surname derived from the given name Wat.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Watt

Noun

Singular:
watt
Plural:
Watts

Origin of Watt

  • Named after the Scottish engineer James Watt.

    From Wiktionary

  • After James Watt

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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