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

Convert from millimeters to meters with this simple formula:
meters = millimeters × 0.001
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1 Millimeter = 0.001 Meters

Learn How to Convert Millimeters to Meters Using our Conversion Formula

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

For example, 5mm = (5 × 0.001) = 0.005m.

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

Millimeters and meters are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. A millimeter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as mm, for example 1mm. A meter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as m, for example 1m. 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

More Length Conversions

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1mm is equal to 6.2137E-7 miles
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1mm is equal to 0.001094 yards
Convert to Feet Length
1mm is equal to 0.003281 feet
Convert to Inches Length
1mm is equal to 0.03937 inches
Convert to Kilometers Length
1mm is equal to 1.0E-6 kilometers
Convert to Centimeters Length
1mm is equal to 0.1 centimeters
Convert to Micrometers Length
1mm is equal to 1,000 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers Length
1mm is equal to 1,000,000 nanometers

Millimeter Measurements and Equivalent Meter Conversions

Common millimeter values converted to the equivalent meter value
Millimeters Meters Millimeters Meters Millimeters Meters
1 0.001 21 0.021 41 0.041
2 0.002 22 0.022 42 0.042
3 0.003 23 0.023 43 0.043
4 0.004 24 0.024 44 0.044
5 0.005 25 0.025 45 0.045
6 0.006 26 0.026 46 0.046
7 0.007 27 0.027 47 0.047
8 0.008 28 0.028 48 0.048
9 0.009 29 0.029 49 0.049
10 0.01 30 0.03 50 0.05
11 0.011 31 0.031 51 0.051
12 0.012 32 0.032 52 0.052
13 0.013 33 0.033 53 0.053
14 0.014 34 0.034 54 0.054
15 0.015 35 0.035 55 0.055
16 0.016 36 0.036 56 0.056
17 0.017 37 0.037 57 0.057
18 0.018 38 0.038 58 0.058
19 0.019 39 0.039 59 0.059
20 0.02 40 0.04 60 0.06