Entry from British & World English dictionary
(also per mil /mɪl/)
By a specified amount in every thousand: foreign holidays account for 30 per mille of the cost of living
More example sentences
- Discrepancies of several per mil appear to be possible.
- All data are reported as per mil deviation from the V-PDB international standard.
- The river water is saline below 0.7 per mille, while the water in the Aral Sea was brackish with salinity at approximately 9 per mille.
Late 17th century: Latin.
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