Meaning of mil


Pronunciation: (mil), [key]
— n.
  1. a unit of length equal to 0.001 of an inch (0.0254 mm), used in measuring the diameter of wires.
  2. a military unit of angular measurement equal to the angle subtended by of a circumference.
  3. (less accurately) the angle subtended by an arc equal to of the radius or distance.
  4. (used formerly in pharmaceutical prescriptions) a milliliter.
  5. a former bronze coin of the mandate of Palestine, the 1000th part of a pound.


Pronunciation: (mil), [key]
— n.
  1. a million.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. military.
  2. militia.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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