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Definition of "mil" []

  • A unit of length equal to one thousandth (10-3) of an inch (0.0254 millimeter), used, for example, to specify the diameter of wire or the thickness of materials sold in sheets. (noun)
  • A milliliter; one cubic centimeter. (noun)
  • A unit of angular measurement used in artillery and equal to 1/6400 of a complete revolution. (noun)
  • Slang A million dollars. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mil" in a sentence
  • "While you wait the 13 mil becomes 18 mil+ the wasted 600K+."
  • "In as much as one of the core NASA activities should be developing advanced space concepts $4 mil is not adequate."
  • "Possibly that $250 mil is from a separate fund from the $1B stimulus pumped into NASA's budget."