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 History of this Word

"milli" is from "mille" (thousand) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
milligram
millibar

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"milli-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "one thousandth" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

milli- illustration As stated before, this elapsed time is measured in milliseconds.
milli- illustration Movie geeks can see rare 16-millimeter and 8 millimeter films.