Dictionary search results

Showing 1-11 of 11 results

watt British & World English

The SI unit of power, equivalent to one joule per second, corresponding to the rate of consumption of energy in an electric circuit where the potential difference is one volt and the current one ampere

Watt, James British & World English

(1736–1819), Scottish engineer. Among his many innovations he greatly improved the efficiency of the Newcomen steam engine, which was then adopted for a variety of purposes. He also introduced the term horsepower

Watt in watt British & World English

The SI unit of power, equivalent to one joule per second, corresponding to the rate of consumption of energy in an electric circuit where the potential difference is one volt and the current one ampere

watt-hour British & World English

A measure of electrical energy equivalent to a power consumption of one watt for one hour

Watson-Watt, Sir Robert British & World English

(1892–1973), Scottish physicist; full name Robert Alexander Watson-Watt. He led a team that developed radar into a practical system for locating aircraft; this played a vital role in the Second World War

Robert Alexander Watson-Watt in Watson-Watt, Sir Robert British & World English

(1892–1973), Scottish physicist; full name Robert Alexander Watson-Watt. He led a team that developed radar into a practical system for locating aircraft; this played a vital role in the Second World War