wattage

noun watt·age \ ˈwä-tij \
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

Definition of wattage

1 : amount of power expressed in watts
2 : dynamic or mental energy or appeal
  • the celebrity's high wattage

Examples of wattage in a Sentence

  1. Use a bulb with low wattage.

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First Known Use of wattage

1903

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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WATTAGE Defined for English Language Learners

wattage

Definition of wattage for English Language Learners

  • : the amount of electrical power measured in watts that something (such as a light bulb) uses


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wattage

noun watt·age \ ˈwät-ij \

medical Definition of wattage

: amount of power expressed in watts


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