There are 3 definitions of MIL in English:

MIL

Syllabification: MIL

noun

informal
  • A person’s mother-in-law: I’ve never quite lived up to my MIL’s expectations
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    • I would tell your MIL that you are finding the countdown stressful and your midwife has said stress can delay the onset of labour.
    • My MIL is an absolute darling - she's very evenhanded, doesn't interfere, and is incredibly supportive.
    • Your MIL sounds like a first-class manipulator who has decided things are going to be a certain way.

Origin

1960s: abbreviation.

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There are 3 definitions of MIL in English:

mil1

Syllabification: mil
informal

abbreviation

  • 1Millimeters.
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    • Use barriers made of flexible polyethylene 30 to 40 millimeters thick (60 mil for very aggressive types) and 22 to 28 inches deep.
  • 1.1Milliliters.
  • 1.2(Used in sums of money) millions: the insurance company coughed up five mil
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    • To varying degrees the Marlins, Dodgers, Mets, and Orioles chased him, but it was the Angels who came away with the prize, signing Guerrero for five years and $70 million, an average of $14 mil per year.
    • He already has cashed a $6.5 mil bonus check, and he is scheduled to make $24.5 mil over the next five years (which will seem like 10 to a Lions fan).
    • Jeter signed a 10-year contract worth $18.9 million annually, so that $18.9 mil figure would be included in the MLBPA's calculations.

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mil2

Syllabification: mil

noun

  • One thousandth of an inch.
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    • TPOs are available in white, light gray, and black with thicknesses of either 45 mils or 60 mils.
    • Tape thickness is approximately 1.5 mils and tape path component tolerances are in the 0.0004-inch range.
    • Conventional spray and dip coatings go on in microns and mils.

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin millesimum 'thousandth', from mille 'thousand'.

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