mThe lower case letter m indicates the current or voltage is being measured is displayed in milli-amps (mA)or milli-volts (mV) (thousandths (10 -3) of an amp or volt). The prefix milli- is formed from the Latin wordmille "thousand". You must turn the meter's rotary switch to A mA to activate this feature. Milli (m) isused on DMM's to indicate the measurement being displayed has had the decimal point moved 3 places tothe right of the base unit decimal point.
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International System of Units, SI prefix, lower case letter, Latin word mille