Definitions

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

  • n. A unit of power equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a watt.

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  • n. One thousandth ( 10-3 ) of a watt, abbreviated as mW.

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

  • n. a unit of power equal to one thousandth of a watt

Etymologies

From milli- + watt (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "During a search of the passenger's baggage, Customs officers allegedly found 360 laser pointers, each with an emission level greater than one milliwatt which is over the permitted limit," a Customs spokesman said.

    Daily Telegraph | Top Stories

  • "During a search of the passenger&squo; s baggage, Customs officers allegedly found 360 laser pointers, each with an emission level greater than one milliwatt which is over the permitted limit," a Customs spokesman said.

    Daily Telegraph | Top Stories

  • Studies have shown that daily exposure to microwave emissions shouldn't exceed more than 1 milliwatt per minute, but average microwave use exceeds this.

    Robyn Griggs Lawrence: Americans Love Microwaves -- But are they Safe?

  • Another way to geek up your BlackBerry is to change its signal strength indicator from bars to numbers that tell how many decibels per milliwatt the device is transmitting.

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  • Legally, under current Federal Communications Commission regulations, milliwatt microradios with a limited transmission range are about the only way individuals can launch their own radio stations.

    Minniapple's Mini Radio Stations

  • The microwave output is harmless, in the 15-50 milliwatt range, a long ways from that needed to pop popcorn.

    WHY is the FOUL POLE FAIR?

  • The radiated field components were measured at less than a milliwatt and are entirely negligible.

    Chapter 6

  • I haven't much hope of reaching anyone with my five milliwatt suit transmitter but I'll keep trying.

    Accidental Death

  • "It's going to take every milliwatt of power we've got in this hookup to tap his beam, but I think I've got Helmuth direct instead of through a pirate-ship relay!"

    Galactic Patrol

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