Definitions
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
 noun An SIderived unit of power equal to one joule per second.
from The Century Dictionary.
 noun The practical unit of electrical activity or power. T
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
 noun (Physics) A unit of power or activity equal to 107 C.G.S. units of power, or to work done at the rate of one joule a second. An English horse power is approximately equal to 746 watts.
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 noun In the
International System of Units , thederived unit ofpower ; the power of a system in which onejoule ofenergy is transferred persecond . Symbol: W
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
 noun a unit of power equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a resistance of 1 ohm
 noun Scottish engineer and inventor whose improvements in the steam engine led to its wide use in industry (17361819)
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(Lumens per watt is similar to miles per gallon  the higher the number represents greater efficiency)

(Lumens per watt is similar to miles per gallon  the higher the number represents greater efficiency)
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The cost per watt is an estimate of one study likely using only two current examples from industry.
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Lumensperwatt is the standard used by the lighting industry to measure the conversion of electrical energy to light.
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A watt is a watt, be it delivered at a potential difference of 110 volts, 220 volts, or 440 volts.
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A watt is a unit of measure equal to the power produced by a current of 1 amp across the potential difference of 1 volt.
home building 2002

A watt is a unit of measure equal to the power produced by a current of 1 amp across the potential difference of 1 volt.
home building 2002

A watt is a unit of measure equal to the power produced by a current of 1 amp across the potential difference of 1 volt.
home building 2002

A watt is a unit of measure equal to the power produced by a current of 1 amp across the potential difference of 1 volt.
home building 2002

A watt is a unit of measure equal to the power produced by a current of 1 amp across the potential difference of 1 volt.
home building 2002
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