# 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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