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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.

kilovolt-ampere n : a unit of electrical power equal to 1000 volt-amperes


The watt ( ; symbol: W) is a derived unit of power in the International System of Units (SI), named after the Scottish engineer James Watt (1736–1819).

kilowatt n : a unit of power equal to 1000 watts [syn: {kW}]

Kilowatt \Kil"o*watt\, n. [See {Kilogram} and {Watt}.] (Elec.) One thousand watts. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • kilovolt-ampere: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • kilowatt: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • kilowatt: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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