# electric power

## Definitions

### Aviation

### Electronics

- The
__rate__ at which __electric__ __energy__ is utilized. This may be in its conversion into another form of energy, such as __heat__, or for doing work. In a __DC circuit__ or system, it is __equal__ to the potential difference, expressed in volts, multiplied by the __current__, expressed in amperes. In an __AC circuit__ or system, __true power__ is the rate at which work is performed or energy is transferred, apparent power is the product of the RMS current and the RMS voltage, while reactive power is the __power__ in an AC __circuit__ which cannot perform work. Its __symbol__ is *P*, and it is expressed in watts, or some multiple of watts, such as megawatts. Also called power (1). - synonymelectrical power
- synonymelectricity

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