# watt

## Definitions

### Computing

- noun an SI unit of measurement of electrical power, defined as power produced when one amp of current flows through a load that has one volt of voltage across it

### Construction

- A unit of power equal to the power dissipated in an electric circuit in which a potential difference of 1 volt causes a current
__flow__ of 1 ampere. The power required to do __work__ at the rate of 1 joule per second.

### Electronics

- The SI unit of power. It is
__equal__ to the power __rate__ of one joule of __work__ per second. In terms of mechanical power one watt equals approximately 0.001341022 horsepower. Electrically it is equal to the power produced by a current of one ampere flowing through a __potential__ of one volt. Its __symbol__ is W.

- noun a
__measure__ of the amount of power used by an appliance.

### Real Estate

- noun an SI unit of measurement of electrical power. The work done by an electrical circuit or the power consumed is measured in watts.

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