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(Science: 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.

Origin: From the distinguished mechanician and scientist, James Watt.

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by GregorioKelly
Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Mathematical Biology, metabolism, origins of life, evolution
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Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Benifits of Blue & Red: Action/Absorption Spectrum, etc
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Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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