1. a unit of power equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a resistance of 1 ohm;

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2. Scottish engineer and inventor whose improvements in the steam engine led to its wide use in industry (1736-1819);

[syn: Watt, James Watt]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Watt \Watt\, n. [From the distinguished mechanician and scientist, James Watt.] (Physics) A unit of power or activity equal to 10^7 C.G.S. units of power, or to work done at the rate of one joule a second. An English horse power is approximately equal to 746 watts. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

watt n 1: a unit of power equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a resistance of 1 ohm [syn: watt, W] 2: Scottish engineer and inventor whose improvements in the steam engine led to its wide use in industry (1736-1819) [syn: Watt, James Watt]