Re: what is a mil?
Subject: Re: what is a mil?
From: Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 16:34:55 -0700
In the USA a "mil" referes to 1/1000 of an inch or 0.0254 millimeter.
When we really mean a millimeter we us "mm".
At 11:16 PM 12/30/1999 +0000, you wrote:
>I would immediately assume that a mil is a millimetre but it appears
>that I have been confused by all the americans here, talking about
>dielectric thicknesses of 23 mils and the like. Clearly no one would
>ever need a dielectric 23mm thick. So what is a mil then I ask?