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milli-(word root) thousand
Examples of words with the root milli-: millimeter
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One thousandth (10-3): millisecond.
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(Units) denoting 10–3: millimetre. Symbol: m
[from French, from Latin mille thousand, this meaning being maintained in words borrowed from Latin (millipede)]
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a combining form meaning “thousand” (millipede); in the metric system, used in the names of units equal to 1/1000 of the given base unit (millimeter).
[< French < Latin, comb. form of mille thousand]
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A prefix that means "one thousandth," as in millimeter, one thousandth of a meter.
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Prefix meaning one thousandth or 1⁄1000; e.g., one millimeter (mm) is a unit of length equal to 1⁄1000 (0.001) of a meter.
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milli-[ˈmɪli-] prefix → milli-
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