mil·​li·​volt | \ ˈmi-lə-ˌvōlt How to pronounce millivolt (audio) \

Definition of millivolt

: one thousandth of a volt

Examples of millivolt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now move the red probe into the longer (neutral) slot to confirm a reading of about .1 millivolts (there is negligible voltage between the outlet’s ground and neutral and the cord's ground and neutral). Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Use a Digital Multimeter," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of millivolt

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Millivolt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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Medical Definition of millivolt

: one thousandth of a volt abbreviation mV

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