Definition of milliwatt in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɪlɪwɒt/
(abbreviation mW)


A unit of power equal to one thousandth of a watt.
Example sentences
  • In fact, with the laser set to a mere 6 milliwatts - - six thousandths of a Watt - the material became 50 percent softer than usual.
  • Despite the low transmitting power of 200 milliwatts, it was still possible to transfer at 3 Mbit/s to a terminal 500 meters away.
  • The DMFC outputs 100 milliwatts of power, and can continue to do so, non-stop, for as long as users top up its integrated fuel tank - a process that is as simple as it is safe.

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