microampere

noun

mi·​cro·​am·​pere ˌmī-krō-ˈam-ˌpir How to pronounce microampere (audio)
: a unit of current equal to one millionth of an ampere

Examples of microampere in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Currently, the edible battery can supply 48 microamperes of current for a bit over 10 minutes. Rupendra Brahambhatt, Ars Technica, 9 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of microampere was circa 1890

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“Microampere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microampere. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

microampere

noun
mi·​cro·​am·​pere ˈmī-krō-ˌam-ˌpi(ə)r How to pronounce microampere (audio)
: a unit of current equal to one millionth of an ampere
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