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 for watt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Watt \Watt\, n. [From the distinguished mechanician and
     scientist, James Watt.] (Physics)
     A unit of power or activity equal to 10^{7 C.G.S. units of
     power, or to work done at the rate of one joule a second. An
     English horse power is approximately equal to 746 watts.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a unit of power equal to 1 joule per second; the power
           dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a
           resistance of 1 ohm [syn: watt, W]
      2: Scottish engineer and inventor whose improvements in the
         steam engine led to its wide use in industry (1736-1819)
         [syn: Watt, James Watt]

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