- a unit of electric current equal to one thousandth of an ampere. Abbreviation: mA
Origin of milliampere
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The current required to produce electrolysis is very small, about one milliampere being sufficient.Wireless Transmission of Photographs
Marcus J. Martin
Its sensibility ought to be such that it is actuated by a tenth of a milliampere, and, if possible, even by less.Hertzian Wave Wireless Telegraphy
John Ambrose Fleming
- A unit of current that is equal to one thousandth (10-3) of an ampere.
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