from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit of length equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a meter, or 0.0394 inch. See Table at measurement.
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- n. US spelling of millimetre.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A lineal measure in the metric system, containing the thousandth part of a meter; equal to .03937 of an inch. See 3d meter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The thousandth part of a meter, equal to 0.03937 inch, or nearly inch. It is denoted by mm.: as, 25.4 mm. is 1 inch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter
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The most recent technology that's out there today, which is in several airports throughout the United States in a voluntary basis, uses what we call a millimeter wave system, which actually looks under the clothing of an individual.
You will obey my orders or — My wrist twitched and the scalpel sped the length of the room and thudded into a distant pillow — a scant millimeter from the shocked face of a crewman.
Directed by David Jones, the production oozes that solemn archness, often found in historical drama, that stops only a millimeter from the free-fall zone of camp.
Even generally reliable "conversos" like Nick Cohen are in for it in a flash if they deviate by a millimeter from the standard narrative.
The Amazing Amazon shouldn’t be a quarter-millimeter from a Janet Jackson moment, in my opinion, and compounding the issue is the presence of Vixen’s protruding sompin-sompin and Black Canary’s fishnetted how’s-your-uncle clearly in view on either side of the Princess, and I’m reminded of the hubbub over the Heroes for Hire cover.
Of 412 full-body scanners deployed so far, 191 at 30 airports use a different technology called millimeter wave, that uses electromagnetic waves instead of ionizing radiation.
The full body scanners, also known as millimeter wave scanners, are an obvious and very creepy violation of privacy and, despite what Homeland Security and the TSA are suggesting, the freakish naked images can, in fact, be saved and leaked.
TODD: Another technology available, so-called millimeter wave machines.
The first one is something that relies on something known as millimeter wave technology.
TODD: Another technology available, so-called millimeter wave machines, microwave radiation technology not as sensitive but which some experts say could have detected this explosive.