kilowatt-hour

noun

kilo·​watt-hour ˈki-lə-ˌwät-ˈau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce kilowatt-hour (audio)
ˈkē-lə-
: a unit of work or energy equal to that expended by one kilowatt in one hour or to 3.6 million joules

Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kilowatt-hour was in 1892

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“Kilowatt-hour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kilowatt-hour. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

kilowatt-hour

noun
: a unit of work or energy equal to that expended by one kilowatt in one hour and equal to 3.6 million joules

Medical Definition

kilowatt-hour

noun
: a unit of work or energy equal to that expended by one kilowatt in one hour
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