Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One million volts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One million ( 106 ) volts, abbreviated as MV.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the larger measures of electro-motive force, amounting to one million volts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A unit equal to one million volts.

Etymologies

From mega- + volt (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A megavolt per meter of churning electrical vortex snatches at him.

    Across The Sea Of Suns

  • The site has its own substation providing 90 megavolt-amperes of electrical power, or enough to supply a city of 400,000 people, the company said.

    ARN News

  • The use of frequent image guidance with KV (kilovolt) or MV (megavolt) computertomography (CT) can reduce set-up deviations, and treatment in prone position can be done with a higher set-up accuracy.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • In addition, it will have a 300 megavolt cargo capacity that can be increased in later stages.

    Panama Guide

  • The ship's 95 megavolt power output is enough to light a city the size of Southampton.

    The Mail Buoy

  • High-energy radiotherapy is "radiotherapy using high-energy (megavolt or higher) ionizing radiation.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

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