volt-ampere


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volt-am·pere

(vōlt′ăm′pîr′)
n.
A unit of electric power equal to the product of one volt and one ampere, equivalent to one watt.
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volt-ampere

(ˈvəʊltˈæmpɛə)
n
(Units) the product of the potential in volts across an electrical circuit and the resultant current in amperes. Abbreviation: VA
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volt′-am′pere



n.
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
[1895–1900]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.volt-ampere - a unit of electrical power in an AC circuit equal to the power dissipated when 1 volt produces a current of 1 ampere
power unit - a measure of electric power
kilovolt-ampere - a unit of electrical power equal to 1000 volt-amperes
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