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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A call to GE revealed that the feds now require the heating elements to be below a certain wattage threshold.
Edited by Stuart M. Kaminsky, the 20-tale collection may not boast the name wattage of its sibling, but no matter: These are, by and large, excellent stories, making for a book of which Poe would be proud.
The wattage is the total amount of power required to run an appliance.
The wattage is the highest possible, producing toast faster and crisper than ever before.
You'd think that kind of wattage would take the weight off but it doesn't.
Taylor Marsh, writing for the lefty Huffington Post, laments the lack of "wattage" among the women of the left.
Of course, high efficiency is always to be mentioned on this kind of wattage range.
If your talking in terms of pure power, most places venues that youll actually need all of that kind of wattage for will have PA (in my experience).
Was it the chance to get a live ESPN interview with De La Hoya, who has the kind of wattage that even the historically boxing-neglectin 'Sportscenter couldn't turn down?
Bob can even control the "wattage" of his bio-flashlight, simply by limiting the amount of oxygen that reaches the cavity organ.