per mill

or per mil

[pur mil, per]


per thousand.

Origin of per mill

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for per mill

per mill

per mil


by the thousand or in each thousand

Word Origin for per mill

C19: from per + French or Latin mille thousand, on the model of per cent
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