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## joule

(jo͞ol, joul)
n. Abbr. J or j
1. The International System unit of electrical, mechanical, and thermal energy.
2.
a. A unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere is passed through a resistance of one ohm for one second.
b. A unit of energy equal to the work done when a force of one newton acts through a distance of one meter. See Table at measurement.

[After James Prescott Joule.]

## Joule

(dʒuːl)
n
(Biography) James Prescott. 1818–89, English physicist, who evaluated the mechanical equivalent of heat and contributed to the study of heat and electricity

## joule

(dʒuːl)
n
(Units) the derived SI unit of work or energy; the work done when the point of application of a force of 1 newton is displaced through a distance of 1 metre in the direction of the force. 1 joule is equivalent to 1 watt-second, 107 ergs, 0.2390 calories, or 0.738 foot-pound. Symbol: J
[C19: named after James Prescott Joule]

## joule

(dʒul, dʒaʊl)

n.
the SI unit of work or energy, equal to the work done by a force of one newton when its point of application moves through a distance of one meter in the direction of the force. Abbr.: J, j
[1885–90; after J. P. Joule]

## Joule

(dʒul, dʒaʊl)

n.
James Prescott, 1818–89, English physicist.

## joule

(jo͞ol, joul)
A unit used to measure energy or work. One joule is equal to the work done when a force of one newton acts over a distance of one meter.

## joule

1. A unit of work or energy transfer. One joule is equal to work done by a force of one newton moved about 1 m in the direction of the force.
2. (J) A unit of energy equal to the work done when a force of one newton is applied through a distance of one meter. Used instead of calorie: 1 J = 0.239 cal. Named after the British physicist J.P. Joule (1818–89).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 joule - a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one secondenergy unit, heat unit, work unit - a unit of measurement for workerg - a cgs unit of work or energy; the work done by a force of one dyne acting over a distance of one centimeter 2 Joule - English physicist who established the mechanical theory of heat and discovered the first law of thermodynamics (1818-1889)James Prescott Joule
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## joule

[dʒuːl] Njulio m, joule m

[ˈdʒuːl] n

## joule

n (Phys) → Joule nt
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i0] es el precio en pesos por petajoule de energia del tipo i en el ano 1995, tomado de INEGI o de la Secretaria de Energia.
Eurogas' initial estimate for 2009 natural gas consumption in the EU27 is 18,879 petajoule (PJ), equivalent to 484 billion cubic metres (BCM), or 406 million tonnes of oil equivalent.
One Petajoule is roughly 30 million kilowatt hours.
One petajoule is equivalent to a million gigajoules and the average, well-insulated home can be heated using 50 gigajoules a year.
One petajoule is equivalent to a million gigajoules and the average, well insulated home can be heated using 50 gigajoules a year.
Residential Residential energy - PJ GHG - Mt Space heating 873 45 Water heating 312 17 Space cooling 18 1 Lights / electrical 255 16 Total 1,458 80 Green Heat potential 83% 80% C/I C/I energy - PJ GHG - Mt Space heating 644 36 Water heating 76 4 Space cooling 73 5 Lights / electrical 387 25 Total 1,180 69 Green Heat potential 67% 64% Mt = megatonne PJ = PetaJoule
One petajoule (PJ) is one quadrillion joules, and one joule equals 0.
The price of energy has been computed by calculating the total amount of energy consumed by the manufacturing industry in each province (in petajoules) from Consumption of Purchased Fuel and Electricity by Manufacturing 1962-1978 (catalogue #57-506) and combining that series with a series published in The Quarterly Report on Energy Supply-Demand in Canada (catalogue #57-003) that reports petajoule use from 1978-1992.
Total energy consumption derived from the residential, service, and production sectors in 1988 in Denmark was approximately 765 petajoule (PJ); the residential sector accounted for 245 PJ of this total, the service sector 145 PJ, the industrial sector 220 PJ, and the transport sector the remaining 155 PJ.
Since we moved to shore up our gas supply for Australian users, significant gas supply has been diverted to the domestic market, and we are now on target to have a 20 petajoule (PJ) surplus of gas in the coming year, based on expected demand.
TransGas transports approximately 350 petajoule (PJ) (334 Bcf) of gas per year.
A PetaJoule (PJ) is a unit of measurement equivalent to one million GigaJoules (GJs) of natural gas.

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