Milli

milli-

a combining form meaning “thousand” (millipede ): in the metric system, used in the names of units equal to one thousandth of the given base unit (millimeter ).

Origin:
< French < Latin, combining form of mille thousand

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milli-
 
prefix
m denoting 10--3: millimetre
 
[from French, from Latin mille thousand, this meaning being maintained in words borrowed from Latin (millipede)]

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milli-
comb. form of L. mille "thousand."
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Medical Dictionary

milli- pref.
One thousandth (10-3): millisecond.

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milli-  
A prefix that means "one thousandth," as in millimeter, one thousandth of a meter.
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