Definition of 'millimetre'
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They are less than a millimetre long and feed on scales of human skin. The Sun (2014)We were one millimetre or so away from winning the game. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They need to be one millimetre apart. The Sun (2013)The story does not differ one millimetre from that. The Sun (2015) One wound was millimetres from being fatal. The Sun (2008)Together the layers are only about a millimetre thick. The Sun (2015)Now we can measure just a few millimetres of rain. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You could pile up 3m sheets and they would be only a millimetre thick. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is just a couple of centimetres square, a few millimetres thick and unbelievably easy to use. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Also, you have to wait for hair to be between two and five millimetres in length before you can wax. The Sun (2010)Oh, and the screens are just a few millimetres thick and highly energy-efficient. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We'd always expect insurers to be reasonable if it comes down to a dispute over a few miles per hour or a millimetre of rain. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'millimetre'
British English: millimetre /ˈmɪlɪˌmiːtə/ NOUN
A millimetre is a metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a centimetre.
The dots are only a quarter of a millimetre across.
- American English: millimeter
- Arabic: مِلِّيمِتَر
- Brazilian Portuguese: milímetro
- Chinese: 毫米
- Croatian: milimetar
- Czech: milimetr
- Danish: millimeter
- Dutch: millimeter
- European Spanish: milímetro
- Finnish: millimetri
- French: millimètre
- German: Millimeter
- Greek: χιλιοστόμετρο
- Italian: millimetro
- Japanese: ミリメートル
- Korean: 밀리미터
- Norwegian: millimeter
- Polish: milimetr
- European Portuguese: milímetro
- Romanian: milimetru
- Russian: миллиметр
- Spanish: milímetro
- Swedish: millimeter
- Thai: มิลลิเมตร
- Turkish: milimetre
- Ukrainian: міліметр
- Vietnamese: milimét
Definition of millimetre from the Collins English Dictionary
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