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).
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How to use milli- in a sentence
N er fr Gretti at segja; hann lt skamt hǫggva milli, ar til er jǫtunninn d. Gekk Grettir innar eptir hellinum.Beowulf | R. W. Chambers
The leader scowled at him, and some words were interchanged, but it ended in Milli being sent for.
Milli was an experienced swimmer, for the undersea folk enjoyed the privilege of a large indoor pool.
George and Milli then took up again the problem of saving the outer earth from the threatened invasion.
Silently Hakin and Abbot sprang upon the guard and throttled him; then released Milli.
British Dictionary definitions for milli-
denoting 10 –3: millimetre Symbol: m
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Scientific definitions for milli-
A prefix that means one thousandth, as in millimeter, one thousandth of a meter.
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