mil

Definitions

Construction

  • A measure of thickness typically used to describe materials such as plastic sheeting, trash bags, or vinyl, equal to 0.001 inch. Used to measure coating, wire, and material thickness.

Electronics

  • A unit of distance equal to exactly 0.001 inch, or 2.54 × 10-5 meter. Used, for instance, to specify diameters of wires or thicknesses of sheets.

Information & Library Science

  • abbreviation in Internet addresses, the generic top-level domain for military organisation

Military

  • noun a unit of measurement for angles or bearings

Publishing

  • noun a measurement of the thickness of paper mainly used in the USA (one thousand mils equal one inch).
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