millimeter etymology

English word millimeter comes from English meter, English milli-

Detailed word origin of millimeter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
meter English (eng) (always meter) (dated) One who metes or measures.. (always meter) A device that measures things.. (always meter) A parking meter or similar device for collecting payment.. (chiefly, _, US, elsewhere metre) (music) An increment of music; the overall rhythm; particularly, the number of beats in a measure.. (chiefly, _, US, elsewhere metre) A line above or below a hanging net, to which the net [...]
milli- English (eng) In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, one-thousandth of the unit to which it is prefixed; that is, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 10-3. Symbol: m.. Thousand; one-thousandth.
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Words with the same origin as millimeter

Descendants of meter
Descendants of milli-