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A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. American English (AmE) is the dialect of the English language used mostly in the United States of America. ... Cover of brochure The International System of Units. ... The word unit means any of several things: Unit of measurement, a fundamental quantity of measurement Units (computer program), a popular program that does unit conversion Units of energy, the units for energy measurements Units conversion by the Factor-label method Functional unit, a component of a computer system such... In general English usage, length (symbols: l, L) is one particular instance of distance: an objects length is its extent along its longest dimension. ... The metre, or meter, is a measure of length, approximately equal to 3. ...

1 mm is equal to:

  • about 0.03937 inch
  • 0.1 cm

The level of rainfall is also reported as millimeters as measured with a rain gauge. Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. ... Standard Rain Gauge Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge Recorder Close up of a Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge Recorder chart A rain gauge is a type of instrument used by meteorologists and hydrologists to gather and measure the amount of liquid or solid (snow, sleet, hail) precipitation over a set period of...

Unicode has symbols for "mm" (㎜), for square millimetre (㎟) and for cubic millimetre (㎣); however, they are useful only with East Asian fixed-width CJK fonts, because they are equal in size to one Chinese character. Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... CJK is a collective term for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, which comprise the main East Asian languages. ...

micrometre << millimetre << centimetre A micrometre (American spelling: micrometer), symbol µm, is an SI unit of length. ... A centimetre (US: centimeter) is a factor of the SI unit of length: there are one hundred centimeters in the base unit of measure, the metre. ...

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The Atacama Large Millimetre Array (ALMA) will be one of astronomy's most powerful telescopes, providing unprecedented imaging capabilities and sensitivity many orders of magnitude greater than anything of its kind today.
The millimetre instrumentation laboratory of NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Victoria, BC, is one of the few facilities in the world with expertise in superconducting detector technology for millimetre waves.
Since atmospheric water vapour absorbs millimetre waves, ALMA will need to be constructed in a very dry area, preferable at a very high altitude.
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