James Watt

James Watt
Scottish engineer and inventor whose improvements in the steam engine led to its wide use in industry (1736-1819)
Syn: ↑Watt
Instance Hypernyms: ↑engineer, ↑applied scientist, ↑technologist, ↑inventor, ↑discoverer, ↑artificer

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James Watt [James Watt]
(1736–1819) a Scottish ↑inventor whose work played an important part in the development of the steam engine. His designs for engines improved on those in existence at the time because they used much less fuel. Watt’s engines were the first to be suitable for use in factories and were therefore one of the major advances in industry that led to the ↑Industrial Revolution.

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