- The definition of MIL is short for mother-in-law.
An example of a MIL is your husband's mother.
- a unit of length, equal to one thousandth (0.001) of an inch (0.0254 millimeter), used in measuring the diameter of wire, the thickness of coatings or films, etc.
- a milliliter, or cubic centimeter
- a unit of currency in Cyprus, equal to 1/1000 pound
- Mil. a unit of angle measurement for artillery fire, missile launching, etc., equal to the angle forming an arc that is 1/6400 of the circumference of a circle
Origin of milClassical Latin mille, thousand
- 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.
- A milliliter; one cubic centimeter.
- A unit of angular measurement used in artillery and equal to 1/6400 of a complete revolution.
Origin of milShort for Latin mīllēsimus, thousandth, from mīlle, thousand; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots.
- An angular mil, a unit of angular measurement equal to 1⁄6400 of a complete circle. At 1000 metres one mil subtends about one metre (0.98 m). Also 1⁄6000 and 1⁄6300 are used in other countries.
- A unit of measurement equal to 1⁄1000 of an inch, usually used for thin objects, such as sheets of plastic.
- a former subdivision (1/1000) of the Maltese lira
- (informal) Abbreviation of million.
mil - Computer Definition
mil - Investment & Finance Definition
A tenth of a cent ($0.001). Typically a mil is a unit of measurement used by cities to assess taxes on property, such as real estate or cars. The mil is multiplied by an asset’s assessed valuation to arrive at the amount of tax that must be paid.