# 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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