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power (P) 

A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

Tony Atkins,

Marcel Escudier

The rate at which work is done on or by a system or device. It is also the rate at which energy is converted from one form to another or transferred from one place to another. The basic SI unit is the watt (W), but in engineering applications, kilowatt (kW), megawatt (MW), and gigawatt (GW) are used, depending upon the scale of the application.... ...

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