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mil 1

 (mĭl)
n.
1. A unit of length equal to one thousandth (10-3) of an inch (0.0254 millimeter), used, for example, to specify the diameter of wire or the thickness of materials sold in sheets.
2. A milliliter; one cubic centimeter.
3. A unit of angular measurement used in artillery and equal to 1/6400 of a complete revolution.

[Short for Latin mīllēsimus, thousandth, from mīlle, thousand; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots.]

mil 2

 (mĭl)
n.
Slang A million dollars.

mil

(mɪl)
n
1. (Units) a unit of length equal to one thousandth of an inch
2. (Units) an obsolete pharmaceutical unit of volume equal to one millilitre
3. (Units) a unit of angular measure, used in gunnery, equal to one sixty-four-hundredth of a circumference
[C18: short for Latin millēsimus thousandth]

mil

the internet domain name for
(Computer Science) a US military department

mil1

(mɪl)

n.
1. a unit of length equal to 0.001 of an inch (0.0254 mm), used in measuring the diameter of wires.
2. a military unit of angular measurement equal to the angle subtended by 1/6400 of a circumference.
3. (used formerly in pharmaceutical prescriptions) a milliliter.
[1715–25; short for Latin millēsimus thousandth]

mil2

(mɪl)

n.
Slang. a million.
[by shortening]

mil.

1. military.
2. militia.

mil

(mĭl)
A unit of length equal to 0.001 of an inch (0.03 millimeter), used chiefly to measure the diameter of wires.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mil - a Cypriot monetary unit equal to one thousandth of a pound
Cypriot monetary unit - monetary unit in Cyprus
Cypriot pound, pound - the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents
2.mil - a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
3.mil - a unit of length equal to one thousandth of an inchmil - a unit of length equal to one thousandth of an inch; used to specify thickness (e.g., of sheets or wire)
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
in, inch - a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
4.mil - a metric unit of volume equal to one thousandth of a litermil - a metric unit of volume equal to one thousandth of a liter
metric capacity unit - a capacity unit defined in metric terms
cubic millimeter, cubic millimetre - a metric measure of volume or capacity equal to a cube 1 millimeter on each edge
centiliter, centilitre, cl - a metric unit of volume equal to one hundredth of a liter
5.mil - an angular unit used in artillery; equal to 1/6400 of a complete revolution
angular unit - a unit of measurement for angles
Translations

mil

[ˈmɪl] n abbr (= million) → million m
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