millimeter

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noun mil·li·me·ter \ˈmi-lə-ˌmē-tər\

Definition of millimeter

  1. :  a unit of length equal to 11000 meter — see metric system table

Origin and Etymology of millimeter

French millimètre, from milli- + mètre meter


First Known Use: 1797


MILLIMETER Defined for English Language Learners

millimeter

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noun mil·li·me·ter \ˈmi-lə-ˌmē-tər\

Definition of millimeter for English Language Learners

  • : a length equal to 1/1000 meter


MILLIMETER Defined for Kids

millimeter

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noun mil·li·me·ter \ˈmi-lə-ˌmē-tər\

Definition of millimeter for Students

  1. :  a unit of length equal to 1/1000 meter


Medical Dictionary

millimeter

noun mil·li·me·ter
variants: or chiefly British

millimetre

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Medical Definition of millimeter

  1. :  one thousandth of a meter—abbreviation millimeter



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