milliliter

noun mil·li·li·ter \ ˈmi-lə-ˌlē-tər \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of milliliter

: a unit of capacity equal to ¹/₁₀₀₀ liter — see Metric System Table

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Origin and Etymology of milliliter

French millilitre, from milli- + litre liter


MILLILITER Defined for English Language Learners

milliliter

Definition of milliliter for English Language Learners

  • : a measure of capacity equal to 1/1000 liter


MILLILITER Defined for Kids

milliliter

noun mil·li·li·ter \ ˈmi-lə-ˌlē-tər \

Definition of milliliter for Students

: a unit of capacity equal to 1/1000 liter

Medical Dictionary

milliliter

noun mil·li·li·ter
variants: or chiefly British millilitre play \ˈmil-ə-ˌlēt-ər\

medical Definition of milliliter

: one thousandth of a liter abbreviation ml


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