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milliwatt

[mil-uh-wot] /ˈmɪl əˌwɒt/
noun
1.
a unit of power equal to one thousandth of a watt.
Abbreviation: mW.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; milli- + watt
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  • To produce a milliwatt of power, unfortunately, the reactor consumes a kilowatt.
  • All require a power of less than one milliwatt per stage.
  • The signal in this case was a tenth of milliwatt per square centimeter.

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