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n. Abbr. mA
A unit of current equal to one thousandth (10-3) of an ampere.


(Units) one thousandth of an ampere


(ˌmɪl iˈæm pɪər, -æmˈpɪər)

1/1000 of an ampere.
[1890–95; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.milliampere - one thousandth of an amperemilliampere - one thousandth of an ampere    
current unit - a measure of the amount of electric charge flowing past a circuit point at a specific time
amp, ampere, A - the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; "a typical household circuit carries 15 to 50 amps"
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