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(Units) one thousandth of a radian


(ˈmɪl əˌreɪ di ən)

1/1000 of a radian.
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Noun1.milliradian - a unit of angular distance equal to one thousandth of a radianmilliradian - a unit of angular distance equal to one thousandth of a radian
angular unit - a unit of measurement for angles
microradian - a unit of angular distance equal to one thousandth of a milliradian
radian, rad - the unit of plane angle adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to the angle at the center of a circle subtended by an arc equal in length to the radius (approximately 57.295 degrees)
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Mil stands for Milliradian, which is a unit of angular measurement.
There are 10 ana 20 mph crosswind set-off ticks displayed for each range, and horizontal and vertical milliradian scales for size and distance calculations.
A milliradian equals approximately 31/2 MOA, or minutes of angle.
The popular mil-dot reticle requires you to know the size of the target so you can use the scope's milliradian dots to formulate a range table and then the distance to target.
This is not a technical term for a magnetic compass, for north-seeking modules rely on electronics to provide a north indication accurate to within one milliradian, far better than could be accomplished by the most refined magnetic compass that could always be deflected by nearby metal objects such as vehicles.
The antenna operates over a three percent band-width in X-band, exhibits very low sidelobes in all modes, supports a high power radar transmitter and possesses fractional milliradian boresight and beam pointing accuracies.