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mA (current unit)

Definition:

one thousandth of an ampere

Class:

quantity noun (quantities and units of measure)

Plural:

mA*
(* mA may be used in a singular or plural context)

Part of:

ampere » abampere

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

milliampere

Etymology:

International Scientific Vocabulary
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

All senses of mA...

Definition references  (+images)

American Heritage Dictionary:

milliampere | mA [abbreviation]

A unit of current equal to one thousandth (10-3) of an ampere. (12 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/milliampere

New World Dictionary:

milliampere | mA [abbreviation]

one thousandth of an ampere (5 of 10 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/milliampere

Wiktionary:

milliampere | milliamperes [plural] | mA [synonym]

One thousandth (10-3) of an ampere. (6 of 7 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/milliampere

Wikipedia:

Ampere | Amp

the SI unit of electric current and is one of the seven SI base units. It's named after André-Marie Ampère, French mathematician and physicist, considered the father of electrodynamics. In practical terms, the ampere is a measure of the amount of... (41 of 1481 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Ampere

Collins Dictionary:

milliampere [measurement]

a thousandth of an ampere (5 of 165 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/milliampere

Oxford Dictionary:

milliampere

one thousandth of an ampere, a measure for small electric currents (11 of 29 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/milliampere

Merriam-Webster:

milliampere | milliamp

one thousandth of an ampere (5 of 28 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/milliampere

Random House Dictionary:

milliampere [electricity] | mA [abbreviation]

a unit of electric current equal to one thousandth of an ampere. (12 of 21 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/milliampere

Britannica Encyclopedia:

ampere [unit of measurement]

unit of electric current in the Système International d'Unités, used by both scientists and technologists. Since 1948 the ampere has been defined as ... (23 of 111 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/21411​/ampere

Columbia Encyclopedia:

ampere

abbreviation amp or A, basic unit of electric current. It's the fundamental electrical unit used with the mks system of units of the metric system. ... (25 of 92 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0803795​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

amp [countable] | amps [plural]

[informal] an amplifier | [physics] a unit for measuring the strength of the flow of electricity (15 of 39 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/amp

Cambridge Dictionary:

amp [entry 1] | ampere | A's [abbreviation, plural] | As [abbreviation, plural]

([formal] "ampere") the standard unit of measurement for the strength of an electrical current (14 of 24 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/amp 1

amp [entry 2, informal]

an amplifier (2 of 11 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/amp 2

Encarta Dictionary:

milliampere | milliamperes [plural] | mA [measurements, symbol]

a unit of electric current equal to one thousandth of an ampere (12 of 26 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861630119​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Merriam-Webster:

milliampere

First use: 1885

Origin: International Scientific Vocabulary

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/milliampere

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

milliampere

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "milliampere"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "milliampere" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/milliampere

Google Dictionary:

milliampere | milliamperes [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "milliampere"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

milliampere

Audio: North American pronunciation of "milliampere"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=millia​01 word=milliampere

YourDictionary Audio:

milliampere

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "milliampere" by speech synthesizer

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