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A unit of power equal to one millionth (10-6) of a watt.
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(Units) one millionth of a watt
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(ˈmaɪ kroʊˌwɒt)

a unit of power equal to one millionth of a watt.
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The product's developers, engineers and scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, Tsinghua University in China, and Case Western Reserve University in the United States, believe the storage capacity by volume (called volumetric energy density) is the highest reported for carbon-based microscale supercapacitors to date: 6.3 microwatt hours per cubic millimeter.