Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An element meaning ‘thousand,’ also used for ‘a thousandth part,’ especially in words relating to physics: as, millimeter (the thousandth part of a meter).
“An FSH level above 30 (in units called milli-international units per milliliter), as measured in a blood test on any of the first six days of a woman's period, is the most reliable indication that she is in perimenopause.”
“The rapid movement of capital in and out of markets has taken this kind of short term thinking to an extreme, like stock trades where the assets are literally held for milli-seconds.”
“The milli - to picosecond time scales gave important information on chemical reactions.”
“By comparison, TEPCO says some of the workers at Fukushima-1 have already been exposed to more than 100 millisieverts note that milli is 1000 times micro.”
“Just how many events did, or should I say did not, take place in the milli-second that just elapsed?”
“The mathematical formulas and algorithms put in place by banks to monetize every millisecond milli-transaction and squeeze profits out of them and our ever-increasing interconnectedness mean that a small unforeseen event now ripples around the world faster than the next banker has the time to take out his Blackberry and check the markets.”
“Current measurements with the VLBA are showing positions good to 0.5 milli-arcseconds (0.00000014 of a degree!) on the sky, and they hope to extend the project through the rest of Cassini's mission.”
“The resulting images achieve resolution on the order of milli-arcseconds.”
“The Very Long Baseline Array, stretching from Hawaii to the Caribbean, regularly produces images with milli-arcsecond resolution.”
“Mind you, nothing but love in calling you a moron. milli”
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