from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An amount of power, especially electric power, expressed in watts or kilowatts.
  • n. The electric power required by an appliance or device.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An amount or power (especially electric), expressed in watts, kilowatts etc
  • n. The power requirement of some electric appliance

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The rating in watts, of any electrical machine or device, of the power required to operate it: as, the wattage of a glow-lamp.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the product of voltage and current


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