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per mille

Pronunciation: /pəː ˈmɪleɪ/
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪli/

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(also per mil /mɪl/)


By a specified amount in every thousand: foreign holidays account for 30 per mille of the cost of living
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  • 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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