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mil

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noun \ˈmil\

Definition of mil

  1. 1 :  thousand <found a salinity of 38.4 per mil>

  2. 2 :  a monetary unit formerly used in Cyprus equal to 11000 pound

  3. 3 :  a unit of length equal to 11000 inch used especially in measuring thickness (as of plastic films)

  4. 4 :  a unit of angular measurement equal to 16400 of 360 degrees and used especially in artillery



Origin of mil

Latin mille thousand


First Known Use: 1721


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mil

noun,

Definition of mil

plural military or mill

slang

  1. :  a million dollars



Variants of mil

or mill

Origin of mil

short for million


First Known Use: circa 1942


3

mil

abbreviation

Definition of mil

  1. military





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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "mil"


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