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Meaning of volt-ampere

volt-am•pere

Pronunciation: (vōlt'am'pēr, -am-pēr'), [key]
— n. Elect.
  1. an electric measurement unit, equal to the product of one volt and one ampere, equivalent to one watt for direct current systems and a unit of apparent power for alternating current systems. Abbr.: VA
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