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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Micromillimeter \Mi`cro*mil"li*me`ter\, n. [Micro- + millimeter.] The millionth part of a meter.

Note: The millionth part of a meter is now termed a micron, and the word micromillimeter does not conform to the IS use of the prefix micro-.


n. a metric unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter [syn: nanometer, nanometre, nm, millimicron, micromillimetre]

Usage examples of "micromillimeter".

It was reasonably good at noticing when things changed, and excellent in the things any cargo ship needed, such as micromillimeter accuracy when docking.

Going for posterity, and dragging me along with him, kicking and screaming every micromillimeter of the way.

The knife moved a micromillimeter from its deadly position, once again nicking her.

I touched every inch, every micromillimeter of his body, and under my hands, his body spoke.

I came, I got another micromillimeter closer to patting one of the females, an orca-blotched beauty who had begun twitching her tail at my approach a few months ago.

The little peek-out cameras, their lenses still extending out of the hull, if only by micromillimeters, gave a reasonably clear view, but there was surprisingly little to see.