What does W mean in Unit Measures?

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One watt is defined as the energy consumption rate of one joule per second. The unit is named after James Watt, the Scottish engineer who invented of the steam engine.

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What does W mean?

tungsten, wolfram, W, atomic number 74(noun)
a heavy grey-white metallic element; the pure form is used mainly in electrical applications; it is found in several ores including wolframite and scheelite

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