Adjective "watt" definition and examples

(Watt may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/wɒt/

Definitions and examples

noun

The SI unit of power, equivalent to one joule per second, corresponding to the rate of consumption of energy in an electric circuit where the potential difference is one volt and the current one ampere.
  1. 'The chip will have a power consumption of under two watts.'
  2. 'Just for a bit of perspective, a typical microwave easily consumes 1,200 watts.'
  3. 'Changing to public ownership of the grid will not add a single watt of power.'
  4. 'Since 1987, the government has subsidized the use of electricity up to 220 watts for each unit in the building.'
  5. 'The unit has a power output of 150 watts and is small enough to fit in your plane's glove compartment when it's not in use.'
  6. 'The original half watt of power will diminish to less than a billionth of a watt at the point of arrival.'
  7. 'Trial runs showed that the prototype device significantly cooled a heated surface on just 0.6 watts of power.'
  8. 'Let's say that you have a power plant that can produce 1 million watts of power.'
  9. 'One pump requires 28,000 watts of electricity and the main pool has a capacity of 10,000 cubic meters of water.'
  10. 'The result is power densities are going from 40 watts per square fool to 68 watts per square foot and higher.'

More definitions

1. the standard unit of power in the International System of Units (SI), equivalent to one joule per second and equal to the power in a circuit in which a current of one ampere flows across a potential difference of one volt.Abbreviation:W, w.

More examples(as adjective)

"units can be watt."

"power plants can be watt."

"ses can be watt."

"reverbs can be watt."

"consumptions can be watt."

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Origin

Late 19th century: named after James Watt (see Watt, James).