millimetre millimetre

Definition(s):

  • (n) a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter

Synonym(s)

mm

Usage(s):

  1. The crane picked the steel-encased glass up from the freight car millimetre by millimetre.
  2. The parasite, which enters man's bloodstream through a mosquito bite, often destroys over a million red blood corpuscles per cubic millimetre in one bout of malaria.

News

  • Astronomers witness birth of Milky Way’s most massive star

    Astronomers used the new ALMA (Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array) telescope in Chile – the most powerful radio telescope in the world – to view the stellar womb which, at 500 times the mass of the Sun and many times more luminous, is the largest ever seen in our galaxy. read more        
    on July 11, 2013     Source: TG Daily

Quotes

  1. Uribe told the summit on Friday that he would "not cede one millimetre of sovereignty" under the deal. "We are not talking about a political game, we are talking about a threat that has spilled blood in Colombian society."
    on Aug 28, 2009 By: Alvaro Uribe Source: Aljazeera.net

  2. "They decided to monitor it at that stage," Jones said. "But it got bigger (by about a millimetre) and they decided to operate."
    on Dec 19, 2008 By: Alan Jones Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. "He's the most competitive guy that I know," said Di Grassi recently. "Everybody I know goes there (to the karting event) to have a good time and enjoy it and have fun. Michael goes there and spends two hours making a seat one millimetre...
    on Dec 23, 2009 By: Lucas di Grassi Source: Times of India

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