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n. Abbr. mW
A unit of power equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a watt.


(Units) one thousandth of a watt


(ˈmɪl əˌwɒt)

1/1000 of a watt.
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Noun1.milliwatt - a unit of power equal to one thousandth of a wattmilliwatt - a unit of power equal to one thousandth of a watt
power unit - a measure of electric power
abwatt - a power unit equal to the power dissipated when 1 abampere flows across a potential difference of 1 abvolt (one ten-thousandth of a milliwatt)
watt, W - a unit of power equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a resistance of 1 ohm
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In the UK, "Class Two" lasers are limited to a maximum output power of one milliwatt with a beam wavelength of between 400 and 700 nanometres (nm).
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