milligal

noun

mil·​li·​gal ˈmi-lə-ˌgal How to pronounce milligal (audio)
: a unit of acceleration equivalent to ¹/₁₀₀₀ gal

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of milligal was in 1914

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Cite this Entry

“Milligal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milligal. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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