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millimeter

[mil-uh-mee-ter] /ˈmɪl əˌmi tər/
noun
1.
a unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter and equivalent to 0.03937 inch.
Abbreviation: mm.
Also, especially British, millimetre.
Origin of millimeter
1800-1810
From the French word millimètre, dating back to 1800-10. See milli-, meter1
Related forms
millimetric
[mil-uh-me-trik] /ˌmɪl əˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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millimetre

/ˈmɪlɪˌmiːtə/
noun
1.
one thousandth of a metre mm
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Word Origin and History for millimetre

millimeter

n.

also millimetre, 1802, from French millimetre; see milli- + meter (n.2).

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millimetre in Medicine

millimeter mil·li·me·ter (mĭl'ə-mē'tər)
n.

Abbr. mm A unit of length equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a meter (0.0394 inch).

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millimetre in Science
millimeter
  (mĭl'ə-mē'tər)   
A unit of length in the metric system equal to 0.001 meter. See Table at measurement.
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