mil·​li·​de·​gree ˌmi-lə-di-ˈgrē How to pronounce millidegree (audio)
: one thousandth of a degree

Examples of millidegree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dilution refrigerator at Lancaster University can reach 1.6 millidegrees above absolute zero, or minus 459.67 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 273.15 Celsius). Allen Kim, CNN, 26 Dec. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of millidegree was in 1942

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“Millidegree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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