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Units for measuring electrical power

A.

abbreviation

amp

amp

noun

a unit for measuring the strength of the flow of electricity

amperage

noun

the strength of a flow of electricity measured in amps

ampere

noun

an amp used for measuring electricity

amplitude

noun

half of the total height of a wave such as a sound wave or an electrical wave, used as a measurement of how strong it is. The amplitude of a sea wave is its height above the level of water when the water is calm and still.

coulomb

noun

a unit for measuring electrical charge

gigawatt

noun

a unit of power equal to one billion watts or 1000 megawatts. The written abbreviation is GW

kilowatt

noun

a unit for measuring electrical power, containing 1000 watts. The written abbreviation is kW.

kW

abbreviation

kilowatt

kWh

abbreviation

kilowatt-hour

megawatt

noun

a unit for measuring electrical power, containing one million watts

ohm

noun

a unit used for measuring electrical resistance

V

abbreviation

volt

volt

noun

a unit for measuring the power of an electric current

voltage

noun

the amount of power in an electric current, measured in volts

W.

abbreviation

watt

watt

noun

a unit for measuring electrical power, measured in joules per second

wattage

noun

an amount of electrical power that is measured in watts

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