megawatt

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noun mega·watt \ˈme-gə-ˌwät\

Definition of megawatt

  1. :  one million watts

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Origin and Etymology of megawatt

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1900


MEGAWATT Defined for English Language Learners

megawatt

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Definition of megawatt for English Language Learners

  • : a unit of electrical power equal to one million watts


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megawatt

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noun mega·watt \ˈmeg-ə-ˌwät\

Medical Definition of megawatt

  1. :  one million watts—abbreviation MW


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