- a unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter and equivalent to 0.03937 inch. Abbreviation: mm
Also especially British, mil·li·me·tre.
Origin of millimeter
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Examples from the Web for millimeter
My prayers are answered, and Mitchum stops one millimeter from my head.The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum
July 19, 2014
Two bubbles less than a millimeter apart might have radically different temperature, density, and other important properties.The Big Buzz in Space News Is Something Called “Inflation.” What Exactly Is It?
Matthew R. Francis
March 30, 2014
The ship now shifts slightly with the rise and fall of the low Mediterranean tides, moving about a millimeter an hour.Costa Concordia Mess Widens With Salvage Team, Criminal Probe
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 24, 2012
Are they the same shape and size, down to the nearest hundredth millimeter?The New Child-Testing Craze
Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman
February 17, 2010
The bugs, bacteria, and nasties are sucked into the first millimeter or so of the wood and are trapped there.The Dirty Truth About Cutting Boards
September 1, 2009
They watched as, millimeter by millimeter, the tape crept out.Death Wish
Conversely, if we slip a millimeter, Phelps will clip us so hard that the sky will ring.Highways in Hiding
George Oliver Smith
A platinum wire is employed, 1/100 of a millimeter in diameter.
A millimeter is one one-thousandth part of a meter, and a meter is 39.37 inches.America's Munitions 1917-1918
A mil-ampere is a thousandth of an ampere just as a millimeter is a thousandth of a meter.Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son
Word Origin and History for millimeter
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A unit of length equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a meter (0.0394 inch).
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- A unit of length in the metric system equal to 0.001 meter. See Table at measurement.
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