volt-ampere
noun Date: 1896 a unit of electric measurement equal to the product of a volt and an ampere that for direct current constitutes a measure of power equivalent to a watt

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  • Volt ampere — Volt amp[ e]re (Elec.) A unit of electric measurement equal to the product of a volt and an ampere. For direct current it is a measure of power and is the same as a watt; for alternating current it is a measure of apparent power. [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • volt-ampere — [vôlt′am′pir΄] n. Elec. the unit of power equal to one volt times one ampere: in a circuit with direct current it represents power equivalent to one watt: abbrev. VA …   English World dictionary

  • volt-ampere — s. m. Nome especial do watt utilizado pela medida de potência aparente de corrente elétrica alternativa (símbolo: VA) …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Volt-ampere — A volt ampere (VA) is the unit used for the apparent power in an electrical circuit, equal to the product of root mean square (RMS) voltage and RMS current.[1] In direct current (DC) circuits, this product is equal to the real power (active… …   Wikipedia

  • volt-ampere — voltamperas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. volt ampere vok. Voltampere, n rus. вольт ампер, m pranc. voltampère, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • volt-ampere — voltamperas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Pilnutinės galios ir reaktyviosios galios matavimo vienetas: V · A. atitikmenys: angl. volt ampere vok. Voltampere, n rus. вольт ампер, m …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • volt-ampere — volt am·pere vōlt am .pi(ə)ralso .pe(ə)r n a unit of electric measurement equal to the product of a volt and an ampere that for direct current constitutes a measure of power equivalent to a watt …   Medical dictionary

  • volt-ampere — volt′ am′pere n. elm an electric measurement unit, equal to the product of one volt and one ampere, equivalent to one watt for direct current systems and a unit of apparent power for alternating current systems Abbr.: VA • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • Volt-Ampere — Einheit Norm SI Einheitensystem Einheitenname Voltampere Einheitenzeichen VA Beschriebene Größe(n) Scheinleistung Größensymbol(e) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • volt-ampere — noun a unit of electrical power in an AC circuit equal to the power dissipated when 1 volt produces a current of 1 ampere • Syn: ↑var • Hypernyms: ↑power unit • Part Holonyms: ↑kilovolt ampere …   Useful english dictionary

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