Definitions

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

  • n. One million watts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One million ( 106 ) watts, abbreviated as MW.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A unit of power or activity equal to 1,000,000 watts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a unit of power equal to one million watts

Etymologies

From mega- + watt (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You can see the commercial potential here if you note that just one megawatt is enough power roughly 1,000 U.S. households.

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  • A megawatt is a snapshot figure, roughly equal to the amount of electricity needed to power 750 typical homes at any given moment.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • A megawatt is a snapshot figure, roughly equal to the amount of electricity used by 750 typical homes at any given moment.

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  • We've got the 1.6 megawatt, which is the highest performing unit.

  • Total shipments in the third quarter of 2011 were 445 megawatt, which is at the low end of our guidance of 450 megawatt.

  • A megawatt is a snapshot figure, roughly equal to the amount of electricity used by 750 houses at any given moment.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • A megawatt is a snapshot figure, equal to the amount of electricity used by 750 typical homes at any given instant.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • A megawatt is a snapshot figure, roughly equal to the amount of electricity used by 750 typical homes at any given instant.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • For example, in a market technique known as megawatt laundering, wholesalers bought up electricity in California at below cap price to sell out of state, creating shortages.

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  • A megawatt is a snapshot figure, roughly equal to the amount of electricity used by 750 average homes at any given instant.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

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