gigawatt

[gig-uh-wot, jig-]

noun

one billion watts. Abbreviation: GW, Gw

Nearby words

  1. giganto-,
  2. gigantomachy,
  3. gigantomastia,
  4. gigantopithecus,
  5. gigaton,
  6. giggle,
  7. giggly,
  8. giglet,
  9. gigli,
  10. gigli, beniamino

Origin of gigawatt

First recorded in 1960–65; giga- + watt

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