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megawatt

[meg-uh-wot] /ˈmɛg əˌwɒt/
noun, Electricity
1.
a unit of power, equal to one million watts.
Abbreviation: MW.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; mega- + watt
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British Dictionary definitions for megawatts

megawatt

/ˈmɛɡəˌwɒt/
noun
1.
one million watts MW
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Word Origin and History for megawatts

megawatt

v.

1900, from mega- + watt.

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megawatts in Culture

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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