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    • [wots]
    • /wɒts/
    • /wɒt/
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    • [wots]
    • /wɒts/

Definitions of watts word

  • noun watts the standard unit of power in the International System of Units (SI), equivalent to one joule per second and equal to the power in a circuit in which a current of one ampere flows across a potential difference of one volt. Abbreviation: W, w. 1
  • noun watts Plural form of watt. 1
  • noun watts George Frederick. 1817–1904, English painter and sculptor, noted esp for his painting Hope (1886) and his sculpture Physical Energy (1904) in Kensington Gardens, London 0
  • noun watts Isaac. 1674–1748, English hymn-writer 0
  • noun watts Isaac1674-1748; Eng. clergyman & writer of hymns 0
  • noun watts plural of watt. 0

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Origin of watts

First appearance:

before 1882
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1882; named after J. Watt

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watts popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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