joule

Definitions

Aviation

  • noun an International system unit of electrical, mechanical, and thermal energy

Construction

  • The metric unit used to measure heat, work, and energy. One joule is the amount of work done or energy expended by a force of 1 newton acting through a distance of 1 meter.

Electronics

  • The SI unit of work or energy. It defined as the work accomplished by a force of one newton in moving an object one meter in the direction said force is applied. One joule equals 107 ergs, approximately 0.23885 calories. Its symbol is J.

Food

  • The scientific unit of energy, too small to be of use in nutrition. Hence the kilojoule equal to one thousand joules is used.

Medical

  • noun the SI unit of measurement of work or energy. 4.184 joules equals one calorie.
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