volt-ampere

noun

volt-am·​pere ˈvōlt-ˈam-ˌpir How to pronounce volt-ampere (audio)
 also  -ˌper
: a unit of electric measurement equal to the product of a volt and an ampere that for direct current constitutes a measure of power equivalent to a watt

Examples of volt-ampere in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Feed it with a 22-volt, 200-volt-ampere power transformer from AnTek Products Corp., model AS-2222 ($32). IEEE Spectrum, 31 Oct. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of volt-ampere was in 1896

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“Volt-ampere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volt-ampere. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

volt-ampere

noun
: a unit of electric measurement equal to the product of a volt and an ampere that for direct current constitutes a measure of power equivalent to a watt
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