noun Date: 1903 1. amount of power expressed in watts 2. amount of dynamic or mental energy or appeal <
the celebrity's high wattage

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  • wattage — ► NOUN ▪ an amount of electrical power expressed in watts …   English terms dictionary

  • wattage — [wät′ij] n. 1. amount of electrical power, expressed in watts 2. the number of watts required to operate a given device …   English World dictionary

  • wattage — [[t]wɒ̱tɪʤ[/t]] N UNCOUNT The wattage of a piece of electrical equipment is the amount of electrical power which it produces or uses, expressed in watts …   English dictionary

  • wattage — /wot ij/, n. 1. power, as measured in watts. 2. the amount of power required to operate an electrical appliance or device. [1900 05; WATT + AGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • wattage — noun a) An amount or power (especially electric), expressed in watts, kilowatts etc b) The power requirement of some electric appliance See Also: amperage, voltage …   Wiktionary

  • wattage — watt·age wät ij n amount of power expressed in watts * * * watt·age (wahtґəj) the power output or consumption of an electrical device; expressed in watts …   Medical dictionary

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  • wattage — watt|age [ˈwɔtıdʒ US ˈwa: ] n [singular, U] the power of a piece of electrical equipment, measured in watts …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wattage — watt|age [ watıdʒ ] noun uncount an amount of electrical power that is measured in watts …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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