Watt vs Wattage - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between watt and wattage

is that watt is in the International System of Units, the derived unit of power; the power of a system in which one joule of energy is transferred per second. Symbol: W while wattage is an amount or power (especially electric), expressed in watts, kilowatts etc.

As a proper noun Watt

is an English and Scottish surname derived from the given name Wat.

watt

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • In the International System of Units, the derived unit of power; the power of a system in which one joule of energy is transferred per second. Symbol: W
  • Derived terms

    * picowatt * nanowatt * microwatt * milliwatt * kilowatt * megawatt * gigawatt * terawatt

    See also

    * (wikipedia "watt")

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    wattage

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An amount or power (especially electric), expressed in watts, kilowatts etc
  • The power requirement of some electric appliance