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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Origin of milli-
< French < Latin, combining form of mille thousand
Words nearby milli-
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British Dictionary definitions for milli-
denoting 10 –3millimetre Symbol: m
Word Origin for milli-
from French, from Latin mille thousand, this meaning being maintained in words borrowed from Latin (millipede)
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Medical definitions for milli-
One thousandth (10-3):millisecond.
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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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