megawatt

[meg-uh-wot]
noun Electricity.
a unit of power, equal to one million watts. Abbreviation: MW

Origin:
1895–1900; mega- + watt

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megawatt (ˈmɛɡəˌwɒt)
 
n
MW one million watts

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megawatt definition


A unit of power: one million watts. A typical large electrical generating plant can produce a thousand megawatts of electricity.

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Example sentences
Each credit represents a subsidy to help produce one megawatt hour of renewable electricity, such as wind power.
Formidably toned by yoga, her body is in superb shape, but despite her tanned skin and megawatt smile she looks fragile and wan.
Megawatt is wrongly used several times as a unit for energy.
The engine would have to deliver about a megawatt of power for every pound of weight of the ship.
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