watt: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (wot), [key]
  1. the SI unit of power, 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. Abbr.: W, w.


Pronunciation: (wot), [key]
— n.
  1. 1736–1819, Scottish engineer and inventor.
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