microwatt

noun
mi·​cro·​watt | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌwät How to pronounce microwatt (audio) \

Definition of microwatt

: one millionth of a watt

Examples of microwatt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Luckily, an average walk generates around 6 microwatts. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Bionic Knee Replacements Are Powered By Your Walk," 30 Jan. 2019 The current version requires 13 microwatts of power, which could potentially be provided by a voltaic cell—developed by Nadeau—that runs on acidic stomach juices. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "This Digital Pill Prototype Uses Bacteria to Sense Stomach Bleeding," 24 May 2018 Luckily, an average walk generates around 6 microwatts. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Bionic Knee Replacements Are Powered By Your Walk," 30 Jan. 2019 The current version requires 13 microwatts of power, which could potentially be provided by a voltaic cell—developed by Nadeau—that runs on acidic stomach juices. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "This Digital Pill Prototype Uses Bacteria to Sense Stomach Bleeding," 24 May 2018 Typically, those applications require only several tens of microwatt-level power for several minutes, but commercial batteries or other energy harvesting technologies are too expensive and over-qualified. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Build a Battery You Can Power With Your Spit," 8 Aug. 2017 The entire system consumes about 15 kilowatts of power, while the quantum chip itself uses a fraction of a microwatt. Cade Metz, WIRED, "Google’s Quantum Computer Just Got a Big Upgrade," 28 Sep. 2015

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First Known Use of microwatt

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microwatt was circa 1909

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“Microwatt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microwatt. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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microwatt

noun
mi·​cro·​watt | \ -ˌwät How to pronounce microwatt (audio) \

Medical Definition of microwatt

: one millionth of a watt

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