[ mil-uh-wot ]

  1. a unit of power equal to one thousandth of a watt. Abbreviation: mW

Origin of milliwatt

First recorded in 1910–15; milli- + watt

Words Nearby milliwatt Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use milliwatt in a sentence

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

    Accidental Death | Peter Baily