Definition of per mill in US English:

per mill

(also per mil)


  • One part in every thousand.

    • ‘Isotopic concentrations were expressed as delta values in per mill.’
    • ‘He says the loss of sales per day for the industry is around 2 per day per mill.’
    • ‘According to the bylaw, the levy will be one per mill of the value of the animal.’


Late 17th century: Latin.