[ mi-les-uh-muhl ]
/ mɪˈlɛs ə məl /
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a thousandth part.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of millesimal
1710–20; <Latin millēsim(us) thousandth (mille thousand + -ēsimus ordinal suffix) + -al1
OTHER WORDS FROM millesimalmil·les·i·mal·ly, adverb
Words nearby millesimal
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Example sentences from the Web for millesimal
Millesimal, mil-les′im-al, adj. thousandth: consisting of thousandth parts.
British Dictionary definitions for millesimal
/ (mɪˈlɛsɪməl) /
- denoting a thousandth
- (as noun)a millesimal
of, consisting of, or relating to a thousandth
Word Origin for millesimal
C18: from Latin mīllēsimus
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