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[mil] /mɪl/
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
1715-1725
1715-25; short for Latin millēsimus thousandth, equivalent to mill(e) thousand (see mile) + -ēsimus ordinal suffix

mil2

[mil] /mɪl/
noun
1.
Slang. a million.
Origin
by shortening

mil.

1.
2.
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British Dictionary definitions for mil

mil1

/mɪl/
noun
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
Word Origin
C18: short for Latin millēsimus thousandth

mil2

abbreviation
1.
a US military department

mil.

abbreviation
1.
military
2.
militia
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Word Origin and History for mil
n.

1721, in per mil "per thousand," from Latin mille "thousand" (see million); 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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mil in Science
mil
  (mĭl)   
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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mil in Technology

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

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Related Abbreviations for mil

mil

million

MIL

  1. military
  2. Milwaukee Brewers
  3. mother-in-law

mil.

  1. military
  2. militia
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