kilowatt

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noun kilo·watt \ˈki-lə-ˌwät\

Definition of kilowatt

  1. :  1000 watts

Origin and Etymology of kilowatt

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1884


KILOWATT Defined for English Language Learners

kilowatt

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noun kilo·watt \ˈki-lə-ˌwät\

Definition of kilowatt for English Language Learners

  • : a unit of electrical power equal to 1,000 watts


KILOWATT Defined for Kids

kilowatt

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noun kilo·watt \ˈki-lə-ˌwät\

Definition of kilowatt for Students

  1. :  a unit of electrical power equal to 1000 watts


Medical Dictionary

kilowatt

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noun kilo·watt \ˈkil-ə-ˌwät\

Medical Definition of kilowatt

  1. :  1000 watts



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