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millimetre

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Measurement
millimetremil‧li‧me‧tre British English, millimeter American English /ˈmɪləˌmiːtə $ -ər/ ●●○ S3 noun [countable] (written abbreviation mm)  TMa unit for measuring length. There are 1,000 millimetres in one metre.
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millimetreConversations with clients were tape-recorded and remote controlled 35 millimetre Olympus cameras took photographs in the bedrooms.The bullet gouged through Michael Rentas's right hand, but it was deflected, missing his skull by a millimetre.If an animal moves a millimetre out of the state park zones, it's dead.Their boffins used sophisticated hospital scanners to mould the exact shape of Schuey's head to within one-tenth of a millimetre.Cells can not normally be seen without a microscope, being about one-thousandth of a millimetre in diameter.A tolerance of one millimetre means that the measurement has to be within one millimetre of what has been specified.Male speaker I thought one millimetre was good enough on this kind of car.
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