Definition of milliwatt
: one thousandth of a watt
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The surface emitters shine a low-powered round beam of 1 to 2 milliwatts out the top of the chip and are used to pass optical data around local networks.
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Origin and Etymology of milliwatt
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1914
Medical Definition of milliwatt
: one thousandth of a watt—abbreviation mW
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