millimicron


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mil·li·mi·cron

 (mĭl′ə-mī′krŏn)
n.
A unit of length equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a micrometer or one billionth (10-9) of a meter.
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millimicron

(ˈmɪlɪˌmaɪkrɒn)
n
(Units) an obsolete name for nanometre
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nan•o•me•ter

(ˈnæn əˌmi tər, ˈneɪ nə-)

n.
a unit of measure equal to one billionth of a meter. Abbr.: nm
[1960–65]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.millimicron - a metric unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter
metric linear unit - a linear unit of distance in metric terms
A, angstrom, angstrom unit - a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation
micrometer, micron - a metric unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter
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A small earthquake, with a magnitude of about 4, will cause displacements of about 10 millimicrons. (A millimicron is a billionth of a meter) The seismometer will also be responding faithfully to true earth ambient noise with frequencies around 1 hertz and displacements less than 1 millimicron.
Offers several carbon black grades in the 16-20 millimicron size range for use in plastics as uv absorbers.