mil

mil

1 [mil]
noun
1.
a unit of length equal to 0.001 of an inch (0.0254 mm), used in measuring the diameter of wires.
2.
a military unit of angular measurement equal to the angle subtended by 1/6400 of a circumference.
3.
(less accurately) the angle subtended by an arc equal to 1/1000 (0.001) of the radius or distance.
4.
(used formerly in pharmaceutical prescriptions) a milliliter.
5.
a former bronze coin of the mandate of Palestine, the 1/1000 part of a pound.

Origin:
1715–25; short for Latin millēsimus thousandth, equivalent to mill(e) thousand (see mile) + -ēsimus ordinal suffix

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mil

2 [mil]
noun
Slang. a million.

Origin:
by shortening

mil.

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mil1 (mɪl)
 
n
1.  a unit of length equal to one thousandth of an inch
2.  an obsolete pharmaceutical unit of volume equal to one millilitre
3.  a unit of angular measure, used in gunnery, equal to one sixty-four-hundredth of a circumference
 
[C18: short for Latin millēsimus thousandth]

mil2
 
the internet domain name for
a US military department

mil.
 
abbreviation for
1.  military
2.  militia

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Word Origin & History

mil
1721, in per mil "per thousand," from L. mille "thousand" (cf. percent). As a unit of length for diameter of wire, it is attested from 1891; as a unit of angular measure it is first recorded 1907.
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Science Dictionary
mil   (mĭl)  Pronunciation Key 
A unit of length in the US Customary System equal to 1/1000 of an inch (0.03 millimeter), used chiefly to measure the diameter of wires.
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Computing Dictionary

mil definition

networking
The top-level domain for entities affiliated with US armed forces.
(1999-01-26)

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
mil
million
MIL
  1. military

  2. Milwaukee Brewers

  3. mother-in-law

mil.
  1. military

  2. militia

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