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a combining form meaning “thousand” (millipede): in the metric system, used in the names of units equal to one thousandth of the given base unit (millimeter).
denoting 10–3: millimetre, m

word-forming element meaning “thousandth part of a metric unit,” from comb. form of Latin mille “thousand” (see million).

milli- pref.
One thousandth (10-3): millisecond.
A prefix that means “one thousandth,” as in millimeter, one thousandth of a meter.



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  • Milliard

    [mil-yerd, -yahrd] /ˈmɪl yərd, -yɑrd/ noun, British. 1. one thousand millions; equivalent to U.S. billion. /ˈmɪlɪˌɑːd; ˈmɪljɑːd/ noun 1. (Brit) (no longer in technical use) a thousand million US and Canadian equivalent billion n. “one thousand million,” 1793, from French milliard (16c.), from million (see million) with change of suffix.

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