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Per mille, (from Latin per m?lle, "in each thousand"), is an expression that means parts per thousand. Other recognised spellings include per mil,per mill,permil,permill, or permille.
The term occurs so rarely in English that major dictionaries do not agree on the spelling and some major dictionaries such as Macmillan do not even contain an entry. The term is more common in other European languages where it is used to express fractions smaller than 1%. One common usage is blood alcohol content, which is usually expressed as a percentage in English-speaking countries.
Per mil should not be confused with parts per million (ppm).
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Examples of use include:
In English, the phrase "per mille" may also be used in cost per mille (CPM), the price of 1000 units, used for views of banner and display advertising, and for emails delivered by email service providers.
per mil, adv
per mille adverb (also per mil)