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Kilowatt-hour Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version
\kil"o*watt` hour\ (elec.) a unit of work or energy equal to that done by one kilowatt acting for one hour; -- approx. = 1.34 horse-power hour.
n : a unit of energy equal to the work done by a power of 1000 watts operating for one hour [syn: kw-hr, board of trade unit , b.t.u.]
1. a unit of energy equal to the work done by a power of 1000 watts operating for one hour
(synonym) kW-hr, Board of Trade unit, B.T.U.
(hypernym) work unit, heat unit, energy unit
Kilowatt-hour Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
One thousand watt/hours. (DOE5)By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Kilowatt-hour Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Oil and Gas Field Glossary
Unit of measurement in electric power. One kilowatt hour is equivalent to 0.0949 cubic metres of gas.
(kWh) - The most commonly-used unit of measure telling the amount of electricity consumed over time. It means one kilowatt of electricity supplied for one hour. In 1989, a typical California household consumes 534 kWh in an average month.
Technical English by wpv
A measure of electrical energy consumption. 1000 watts being consumed per hour. Abbreviated: kWh.
1000 watthours. Kilovolt amperes (kva): 1000 volt amps.
Kilowatt-hour Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
The kilowatt hour, or kilowatt-hour, (symbol kW·h, kW h or kWh) is a unit of energy equal to 1000 watt hours or 3.6 megajoules. For constant power, energy in watt hours is the product of power in watts and time in hours. The kilowatt hour is most commonly known as a billing unit for energy delivered to consumers by electric utilities.
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Kilowatt-hour Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
A unit of electrical energy equal to 1,000 watt-hours or a power demand of 1,000 watts for one hour. The equivalent of 3,600,000 Joules. Power company utility rates are typically expressed in cents per kilowatt-hour.