Definition of wattage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɒtɪdʒ/


1An amount of electrical power expressed in watts.
Example sentences
  • The higher the wattage (voltage times amperage), the higher the field.
  • So, the resulting wattage of this power supply is 250 rather than 300 watts.
  • ‘They've increased the amount of wattage that's delivered,’ he says.
1.1The operating power of a lamp or other electrical appliance expressed in watts.
Example sentences
  • Appliance wattage is usually listed on the manufacturer's label.
  • Generally, the bigger the battery, the longer the burn time for the same wattage of lamp.
  • Use special, heavy duty extension cords for high wattage appliances such as air conditioners, portable electric heaters, and freezers.

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