Definition:Metric System/Scaling Prefixes/milli-

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milli- is the Système Internationale d'Unités metric scaling prefix denoting a multiplier of $10^{-3}$.


$\mathrm m$

The Système Internationale d'Unités symbol for the metric scaling prefix milli, denoting $10^{\, -3 }$, is $\mathrm { m }$.

Its $\LaTeX$ code is \mathrm {m} .

Linguistic Note

The prefix milli- derives from the Latin mille, which means one thousand.