circular mil

circular mil
noun
: a unit of area used especially for the cross section of wire equal to the area of a circle having a diameter of one mil and equivalent to 0.000000785 square inch

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a unit used principally for measuring the cross-sectional area of wires, being the area of a circle having a diameter of one mil.

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a system of measure used for angles or their corresponding arcs in a circle; angular measure:
60 seconds = 1 minute
60 minutes = 1 degree
90 degrees = 1 quadrant
4 quadrants or 360 degrees = 1 circle
circular mil,
a unit for expressing the area of cross sections of wires, rods, and the like, equivalent to the area of a circle one mil in diameter or 0.000000785 square inch. Abbr: c.m.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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