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megawatt

[′meg·ə‚wät]
(mechanics)
A unit of power, equal to 1,000,000 watts. Abbreviated MW.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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