Convert Millimeters to Meters

Enter the length in millimeters below to get the value converted to meters.

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1 mm = 0.001 m

How to Convert Millimeters to Meters

Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

Convert millimeters to meters with this simple formula:

meters = millimeters × 0.001

Converting a millimeter length measurement to a meter measurement involves multiplying the length by the conversion ratio to find the result. One millimeter is equal to 0.001 meters, so to convert simply multiply by 0.001.

For example, here's how to convert 5 millimeters to meters using the formula above.
5 mm = (5 × 0.001) = 0.005 m

Our inch fraction calculator can add millimeters and meters together and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial and SI metric values.

Millimeters and meters are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. Millimeters are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as mm, for example 1 mm. Meters are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as m, for example 1 m. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

Millimeter is spelled millimetre internationally, and it is equal in length to .1 centimeters, 1000 micrometers, or 5/127 inch. They are represented by the smallest ticks on most metric rulers. To get a reference point of the size, the thickness of a dime is 1.35mm.

To get an idea of how small a millimeter is, a dime is 1.35mm thick.

The meter is the primary unit of length in the metric system. It's equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches. Internationally it is actually spelled metre. It was first defined 1793 as 1/10,000,000 the length from the equator to the North Pole. The current definition of a meter, adopted in 1983, is the distance light travels in 1/299,792,458 seconds and was adopted to in 1983.

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs. If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers which include both imperial and metric measurements.

millimeters and meters are units used to measure length
Convert Meters to Millimeters

Millimeter Measurements and Equivalent Meter Conversions

Common millimeter values converted to the equivalent meter value
Millimeters Meters
1 mm 0.001 m
2 mm 0.002 m
3 mm 0.003 m
4 mm 0.004 m
5 mm 0.005 m
6 mm 0.006 m
7 mm 0.007 m
8 mm 0.008 m
9 mm 0.009 m
10 mm 0.01 m
11 mm 0.011 m
12 mm 0.012 m
13 mm 0.013 m
14 mm 0.014 m
15 mm 0.015 m
16 mm 0.016 m
17 mm 0.017 m
18 mm 0.018 m
19 mm 0.019 m
20 mm 0.02 m
21 mm 0.021 m
22 mm 0.022 m
23 mm 0.023 m
24 mm 0.024 m
25 mm 0.025 m
26 mm 0.026 m
27 mm 0.027 m
28 mm 0.028 m
29 mm 0.029 m
30 mm 0.03 m
31 mm 0.031 m
32 mm 0.032 m
33 mm 0.033 m
34 mm 0.034 m
35 mm 0.035 m
36 mm 0.036 m
37 mm 0.037 m
38 mm 0.038 m
39 mm 0.039 m
40 mm 0.04 m

More Millimeter Length Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Miles
1 mm is equal to 6.2137E-7 miles
Convert to Yards
1 mm is equal to 0.001094 yards
Convert to Feet
1 mm is equal to 0.003281 feet
Convert to Inches
1 mm is equal to 0.03937 inches
SI Units
Convert to Kilometers
1 mm is equal to 1.0E-6 kilometers
Convert to Centimeters
1 mm is equal to 0.1 centimeters
Convert to Micrometers
1 mm is equal to 1,000 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers
1 mm is equal to 1,000,000 nanometers