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Spanish term or phrase:cosena
English translation:cosine
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15:30 Nov 1, 2003
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / electricity bills
Spanish term or phrase: cosena
COSENO DE KVARH / KWH = % FACTOR DE POTENCIA

It appears in explanations on how to calculate electricity consumption (Mexico)
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Local time: 01:12
cosine
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The relationship between current and power in an AC circuit is expressed by the equation

Power = Voltage x Current x Power Factor
or
kW = kVA x Power Factor
The power factor is a number between 0 and 1. The power factor is the cosine of the phase angle between the voltage and the current. For a given power consumption, the current drawn is higher than necessary if the power factor is less than 1.
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xxxtazdog
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Local time: 02:12
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cosine


Explanation:
Here's a text similar to yours:

The relationship between current and power in an AC circuit is expressed by the equation

Power = Voltage x Current x Power Factor
or
kW = kVA x Power Factor
The power factor is a number between 0 and 1. The power factor is the cosine of the phase angle between the voltage and the current. For a given power consumption, the current drawn is higher than necessary if the power factor is less than 1.



    Reference: http://www.aie.org.au/melb/material/resource/pf.htm
xxxtazdog
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Local time: 02:12
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Many thanks

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Peter Bagney: Naturally, coseno=cosine...remember your maths classes!
10 mins
  -> Well...I remember the WORD...but that's about it! :-P

agree  M- B-
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agree  Patricia Baldwin
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agree  Gordana Podvezanec
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agree  Hanna Stochnialek
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