milliamp etymology

English word milliamp comes from English amp, English milli-

Detailed word origin of milliamp

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
amp English (eng) (colloquial) ampere, the unit of electrical current.. (colloquial) amplifier.. (colloquial) ampoule.. (colloquial) amputee. To amplify.
milli- English (eng) In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, one-thousandth of the unit to which it is prefixed; that is, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 10-3. Symbol: m.. Thousand; one-thousandth.
milliamp English (eng) One thousandth (10-3) of an ampere, abbreviated as mA.

Words with the same origin as milliamp

Descendants of milli-
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