watt

noun
\ ˈwät How to pronounce watt (audio) \

Definition of watt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the absolute meter-kilogram-second unit of power equal to the work done at the rate of one joule per second or to the power produced by a current of one ampere across a potential difference of one volt : ¹/₇₄₆ horsepower

Watt

biographical name
\ ˈwät How to pronounce Watt (audio) \

Definition of Watt (Entry 2 of 2)

James 1736–1819 Scottish inventor

Examples of watt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Each Voyager spacecraft has three power sources called multi-hundred watt RTGs, which are running at far less today than their initial 158-watt output. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Could a Nuclear Reactor Actually Last for Hundreds of Years?," 9 Feb. 2021 Not a bad way to start, either: Gerrit Cole vs. Shane Bieber in a mega-watt duel as the New York Yankees face the Cleveland Indians in the best-of-three wild-card round Tuesday. Ben Walker, orlandosentinel.com, "Pandemic playoffs: Brewers, Astros in despite losing records," 28 Sep. 2020 Unsurprisingly, both parts produced more performance per watt when exercised with one work thread for each available CPU thread. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "New RISC-V CPU claims recordbreaking performance per watt," 4 Dec. 2020 Not a bad way to start, either: Gerrit Cole vs. Shane Bieber in a mega-watt duel as the New York Yankees face the Cleveland Indians in the best-of-three wild-card round Tuesday. Ben Walker, orlandosentinel.com, "Pandemic playoffs: Brewers, Astros in despite losing records," 28 Sep. 2020 Not a bad way to start, either: Gerrit Cole vs. Shane Bieber in a mega-watt duel as the New York Yankees face the Cleveland Indians in the best-of-three wild-card round Tuesday. Ben Walker, orlandosentinel.com, "Pandemic playoffs: Brewers, Astros in despite losing records," 28 Sep. 2020 Not a bad way to start, either: Gerrit Cole vs. Shane Bieber in a mega-watt duel as the New York Yankees face the Cleveland Indians in the best-of-three wild-card round Tuesday. Ben Walker, orlandosentinel.com, "Pandemic playoffs: Brewers, Astros in despite losing records," 28 Sep. 2020 Not a bad way to start, either: Gerrit Cole vs. Shane Bieber in a mega-watt duel as the New York Yankees face the Cleveland Indians in the best-of-three wild-card round Tuesday. Ben Walker, orlandosentinel.com, "Pandemic playoffs: Brewers, Astros in despite losing records," 28 Sep. 2020 Not a bad way to start, either: Gerrit Cole vs. Shane Bieber in a mega-watt duel as the New York Yankees face the Cleveland Indians in the best-of-three wild-card round Tuesday. Ben Walker, orlandosentinel.com, "Pandemic playoffs: Brewers, Astros in despite losing records," 28 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of watt

Noun

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for watt

Noun

James Watt †1819

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25 Feb 2021

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watt

noun

English Language Learners Definition of watt

: a unit for measuring electrical power

watt

noun
\ ˈwät How to pronounce watt (audio) \

Kids Definition of watt

: a unit for measuring electric power

watt

noun
\ ˈwät How to pronounce watt (audio) \

Medical Definition of watt

: the absolute mks unit of power equal to the work done at the rate of one joule per second or to the power produced by a current of one ampere across a potential difference of one volt : ¹/₇₄₆ horsepower

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