noun. a unit of potential equal to a thousand volts.
- kilo- (English)
- volt (English)
noun. a unit of electrical power equal to 1000 volt-amperes.
- power unit
Example sentences of the word kilovolt
1. Noun, singular or mass
It provides 3,000 kilovolt amps of standby power and 2,740 kilovolts of prime power output.
2. Noun, plural
Low voltage is usually defined as less that 1 kilovolt, or 1,000 volts.
3. Verb, base form
The unit KVA (kilovolt amperes) is a measure of the power in an electrical circuit.