/mil’*-lamp”sn/ A unit of talking speed, abbreviated mL. Most people run about 200 milliLampsons. The eponymous Butler Lampson (a CS theorist and systems implementor highly regarded among hackers) goes at 1000. A few people speak faster. This unit is sometimes used to compare the (sometimes widely disparate) rates at which people can generate ideas and actually emit them in speech. For example, noted computer architect C. Gordon Bell (designer of the PDP-11) is said, with some awe, to think at about 1200 mL but only talk at about 300; he is frequently reduced to fragments of sentences as his mouth tries to keep up with his speeding brain.
[mil-uh-lee-ter] /ˈmɪl əˌli tər/ noun 1. a unit of capacity equal to one thousandth of a liter, and equivalent to 0.033815 fluid ounce, or 0.061025 cubic inch. Abbreviation: ml. /ˈmɪlɪˌliːtə/ noun 1. one thousandth of a litre ml n. also millilitre, 1802, from French millilitre; see milli- + liter. milliliter mil·li·li·ter (mĭl’ə-lē’tər’) n. Abbr. ml […]
[mil-uh-luhks] /ˈmɪl əˌlʌks/ noun, plural milliluces [mil-uh-loo-seez] /ˈmɪl əˌlu siz/ (Show IPA), milliluxes. Optics. 1. a unit of illumination, equal to one thousandth of a . Abbreviation: mlx.
[mil-im, -eem] /ˈmɪl ɪm, -im/ noun 1. an aluminum coin of Tunisia, the 1000th part of a dinar.
[mil-uh-mee-ter] /ˈmɪl əˌmi tər/ noun 1. a unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter and equivalent to 0.03937 inch. Abbreviation: mm. n. also millimetre, 1802, from French millimetre; see milli- + meter (n.2). millimeter mil·li·me·ter (mĭl’ə-mē’tər) n. Abbr. mm A unit of length equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a meter (0.0394 […]