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Use the symbol mm
1 one thousandth from a meter (0.01 m)
T
here are exactly 1000 mm (millimeters) in the Base Unit of meter
 1 millimeter (1 mm) Remember, milli is the prefix meaning 1 one thousandth (0.001). So 1 one thousandth of the base unit meter being 1 millimeter is simply written 1 mm
 1 mm (1 millimeter) about the thickness of an  ordinary paper clip or a guitar string. 3 mm of rain wouldn't keep you from a pleasant day of golf. 35 mm of rain is a torrential downpour. Rainfall is measured in millimeters. Film for this camera is 35 mm wide no more and no less.
Larger Measurement from a millimeter

1 centimeter
(1 cm)

centi is the prefix meaning
1 one hundredth of the base unit meter.
So, 1 one hundredth of a meter (0.01 m)
is simply written 1 cm

Larger Measurement from a centimeter

1 meter
(1 m)

meter is the Base Unit for Length and
all other Units are derived from it.
There are exactly 1000 millimeters
(1000 mm) in 1 meter (1 m)

Larger Measurement from a meter

1 kilometer
(1 km)

"kilo" is the prefix meaning 1000 times as much.
So, one thousand meters (1000 m)
being the length of 1 kilometer,
is simply written 1 km and is pronounced
"KILL-oh-meet-ur" NOT "kill-AH-mit-ur".

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 The Metric System Video  1 millimeter

If a "dime"
is about
1 mm (millimeter) thick, then 1000 dimes placed
side by side
would be