Definition:Metric System/Mass/Milligram

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The milligram is an SI unit of mass.

$1$ milligram is defined as $= \dfrac 1 {1 \, 000}$ of a gram.


$\mathrm {mg}$

The symbol for the milligram is $\mathrm {mg}$.

The $\LaTeX$ code for \(\mathrm {mg}\) is \mathrm {mg} .

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Linguistic Note

The original British English spelling of milligram was milligramme.

However, this is rarely used nowadays, as the American milligram is now the international standard.

Linguistic Note on Milli-

The prefix milli- derives from the Latin mille, which means one thousand.