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kilowatt Line breaks: kilo|watt
Pronunciation: /ˈkɪləwɒt/
(abbreviation: kW)

Definition of kilowatt in English:


A measure of one thousand watts of electrical power.
Example sentences
  • Preparing for them each week requires forests of paper, quarried hillsides of chalk and untold kilowatts of electricity to power overhead lights and VCRs.
  • On a sunny day, an area just a few paces on a side would generate a kilowatt of electrical power.
  • Eight steam turbine generators each produce 8,000 kilowatts of electrical power, enough to serve a small city.
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