# 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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