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Meaning of "gigawatt" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIGAWATT

gigawatt  [ˈdʒɪɡəˌwɒt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIGAWATT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gigawatt is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GIGAWATT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Watt

The watt is a derived unit of power in the International System of Units, named after the Scottish engineer James Watt. The unit, defined as one joule per second, measures the rate of energy conversion or transfer.

Definition of gigawatt in the English dictionary

The definition of gigawatt in the dictionary is one thousand million watts.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIGAWATT


abwatt
ˈæbˌwɒt
kilowatt
ˈkɪləʊˌwɒt
megawatt
ˈmɛɡəˌwɒt
microwatt
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌwɒt
milliwatt
ˈmɪlɪˌwɒt
mostwhat
ˈməʊstˌwɒt
multimegawatt
ˌmʌltɪˈmɛɡəˌwɒt
nanowatt
ˈnænəˌwɒt
Ofwat
ˈɒfˌwɒt
somewhat
ˈsʌmˌwɒt
terawatt
ˈtɛrəˌwɒt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIGAWATT

gigabit
gigabyte
gigaflop
gigahertz
gigantean
gigantesque
gigantic
gigantically
giganticide
giganticness
gigantism
gigantology
gigantomachia
gigantomachies
gigantomachy
gigaton
gigged
gigging
giggit
giggle

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIGAWATT

albumblatt
att
batt
blatt
Byatt
Cassatt
Evatt
forswatt
Hallstatt
matt
pratt
scatt
sceatt
semimatt
Watson-Watt
watt
Wyatt
Zermatt

Synonyms and antonyms of gigawatt in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gigawatt» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIGAWATT

Find out the translation of gigawatt to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gigawatt from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gigawatt» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

吉瓦
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gigavatios
570 millions of speakers

English

gigawatt
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

gigawatt
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جيجاوات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гигаватт
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gigawatt
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

gigawatt
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gigawatt
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gigawatt
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gigawatt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ギガワット
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기가 와트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gigawatt
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gigawatt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிகாவாட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गिगावत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gigavatlık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gigawatt
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

GigaWatt
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гігават
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gigawatt
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γιγαβάτ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gigawatt
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gigawatt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gigawatt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gigawatt

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIGAWATT»

The term «gigawatt» is regularly used and occupies the 92.106 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIGAWATT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «gigawatt» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «gigawatt» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gigawatt

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIGAWATT»

Discover the use of gigawatt in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gigawatt and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Development of a Gigawatt Repetitive Pulse Modulator and ...
The research described in this thesis documents the efforts in developing repetitively pulsed, high-pressure oil switch technology.
Peter Norgard, 2006
2
Electric Utility Mergers: Principles of Antitrust Analysis
Size ranges are expressed here in gigawatt-hours of output, regardless of whether the study measured size in terms of capacity (megawatts or gigawatts) or output (gigawatt-hours). Conversion between capacity and output measures was  ...
Paresh Chattopadhyay, Mark W. Frankena, Bruce M. Owen, 1994
3
Nuclear Energy: Principles, Practices, and Prospects
The burnup is commonly specified in megawatt-days or gigawatt-days of thermal output per metric tonne of heavy metal (MWDT/MTHM or GWDT/MTHM). This is a cumbersome notation for repeated use, and we represent GWDT/MTHM in a ...
David Bodansky, 2007
4
Nuclear Radiation: How Dangerous is It?
This report estimates that the number of deaths from accidents in uranium mines is about 0.4 per gigawatt-year of nuclear-generated electricity. Both of the estimates of delayed (cancer) and accidental mining deaths from nuclear electricity are ...
‎1979
5
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Because only 0.00091 of the thorium-230 in the pile will decay during this 100 year period, however,10 the total number of deaths over time will be enormous; and based on the EPA assumption that 159 gigawatt-years of electricity11 will be  ...
6
Peak Oil, Climate Change, and the Limits to China’s Economic ...
According to a report published by the US Geological Survey, under the current technology, a wind power plant requires 115,000 tonnes of stainless steel per gigawatt of generating capacity. The steel requirement may be reduced to 103,000 ...
Minqi Li, 2014
7
Sun Power: How Energy from the Sun Is Changing Lives Around ...
Thousandmegawatt PV farms—or one gigawatt—are already in the planning stages; half a gigawatt PV plants are under construction in Europe and California. A 1-gigawatt solar farm, covering ten thousand acres, equals a 1-gigawatt nuke ...
Neville Williams, 2014
8
Clean Air Act: Mercury Control Technologies at Coal-Fired ...
Illinoisa, d July 1, 2009 90 0.0080 pounds/gigawatt-hour X Maryland January 1, 2010 80 No emission limit required X January 1, 2013 90 No emission limit required Massachusetts January 1, 2008 85 0.0075 pounds/gigawatt-hour X October 1 ...
John Stephenson
9
Assessing Organization Agility: Creating Diagnostic Profiles ...
Like Advanced Aerospace, Global Gigawatt (GG) is a thrasher. As an international energy company with both regulated and unregulated businesses, it has explored a variety of energy strategies, including investments in power generation and ...
Christopher G. Worley, Thomas D. Williams, Edward E. Lawler, III, 2014
10
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Since this is nonsense, the only way to replicate his "argument" is to do it correctly, using gigawatt-years, as follows. Each EPA model tailings pile is 250 acres; divided by the 142.5 gigawatt- years associated with this pile, we get 1.75 acres of ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIGAWATT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gigawatt is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Big solar farms winners of wind ban: Hunt
The CEFC directive comes after a government deal to slash the nation's 2020 renewable energy target from 41,000 gigawatt hours to 33,000. «9news.com.au, Jul 15»
2
Abbott Delays Announcing Major Climate Target
His government has cut renewable energy production by 2020 from 41,000 gigawatt hours to 33,000 gigawatt hours, arguing that it was ... «London South East, Jul 15»
3
Wind Power Blows Hot, and Sometimes Cold
This will provide 0.43% of the average 7.5 gigawatt hours required by the city of Los Angeles. Gordon Osborne. Woodland Hills, Calif. «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
4
Karachi heatwave: NEPRA faults K-Electric for deaths
... become capable of serving an additional gigawatt of electricity, which would be an increase of nearly 30 per cent of KE's existing capability. «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park dedicated to AP
... employment generation. The Japanese multinational Companies have evinced keen interest to establish 20 Gigawatt (20,000 MW) solar power plant in A.P. «TeluguPeople, Jul 15»
6
Ameren has unlikely ally in fight over future of efficiency program
It's still below the 793 gigawatt hour goal the utility set from 2013-2015 — a goal that Ameren is more than on track to meet. But Ashok Gupta ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
7
Global Solar Power Capacity About To Hit 200 GW
A gigawatt per day to keep warming at bay. mike_dyke. Judging by the other news about very low cost solar, I think that the graphs in the videos ... «CleanTechnica, Jul 15»
8
Electric Power Monthly: Gas power generation surpasses coal
The June 25 report showed natural gas provided 92,516 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of net power generation in April, as compared to the 88,835 ... «State Journal, Jul 15»
9
As Obama heads to Africa, his signature energy program there …
The $24 million project was developed by private firm Gigawatt Global with support from Power Africa partner the U.S. Overseas Private ... «Environment & Energy Publishing, Jul 15»
10
BHEL commissions 500 MW second unit in Tamil Nadu
With this, BHEL's installed capacity has crossed 155 gigawatt and the company has joined the elite club of global manufacturers who have ... «SME Times, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Gigawatt [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gigawatt>. Feb 2021 ».
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