Math Definitions - Letter M


Definition of Milli-

Definition of Milli-

Milli- is a prefix that means \(\dfrac{1}{1000}\) (one thousandth).

For example,

  • A millilitre is \(\dfrac{1}{1000}\)th of a litre.
  • A milligram is \(\dfrac{1}{1000}\)th of a gram.
  • A millimetre is \(\dfrac{1}{1000}\)the of a metre.
  • A millipede doesn't really have \(1000\) legs, although it does have a lot! It can have up to 200 pairs of legs.


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter M

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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