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gigawatt

[gig-uh-wot, jig-] /ˈgɪg əˌwɒt, ˈdʒɪg-/
noun
1.
one billion watts.
Abbreviation: GW, Gw.
Origin of gigawatt
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; giga- + watt
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