milliampere

noun

mil·​li·​am·​pere ˌmi-lē-ˈam-ˌpir How to pronounce milliampere (audio)
variants or milliamp
: one thousandth of an ampere

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of milliampere was in 1885

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“Milliampere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milliampere. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

milliampere

noun
mil·​li·​am·​pere ˌmil-ē-ˈam-ˌpi(ə)r How to pronounce milliampere (audio)
: one thousandth of an ampere

Medical Definition

milliampere

noun
mil·​li·​am·​pere ˌmil-ē-ˈam-ˌpi(ə)r How to pronounce milliampere (audio)
: one thousandth of an ampere
abbreviation mA
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