# Capitalize “million” when using as a unit?

##### Asked by: Bryan Edwards

You would write “1 million” or “1M”. **When abbreviated, capitalization is necessary, but by itself, “million” is lowercase**.

## Do you Capitalise million?

So, million, billion, hundred, thousand are **NOT capitalized**, and neither are the words “billionaire” or “millionaire” as they are considered to be professions, and they follow the spelling rules of that class.

## Do you capitalize units of measurement?

Capitalization. Units: **The names of all units start with a lower case letter except, of course, at the beginning of the sentence**. There is one exception: in “degree Celsius” (symbol °C) the unit “degree” is lower case but the modifier “Celsius” is capitalized. Thus, body temperature is written as 37 degrees Celsius.

## Is million m or capital M?

The standard for million, is a **capital ‘M’**, unlike one thousand which is a small ‘k’. ‘m’ in science and engineering stands for one-thousandth.

## Should I use M or MM for million?

**If we wanted to denote millions, we would show that as MM**. For this, we should credit the Romans. M is the Roman numeral for thousand and MM is meant to convey one thousand-thousand — or million. To take it further; one billion would be shown as $1MMM or one-thousand million.

## What is m as a unit of measure?

metre (m), also spelled meter, in measurement, **fundamental unit of length in the metric system and in the International Systems of Units (SI)**. It is equal to approximately 39.37 inches in the British Imperial and United States Customary systems.

## Are units named after people capitalized?

Explanation: This was kind of a trick question. You’d probably expect units of measurement named for people to be capitalized but that’s **not the case**. Like other units of measurement, “watt” is only capitalized as the symbol, “W.”

## How do you write units of measurement?

Units of measure can be written as **symbols, words, or abbreviations**. For basic units of measurement, use words: 25 pounds, 12 inches. For derived units of measure — ones formed using a calculation — use symbols: 38mph, 27ft/s^{2}.

## How do you write $1 million?

One million (1,000,000), or **one thousand thousand**, is the natural number following 999,999 and preceding 1,000,001.

## How do you write 3 million in a letter?

For 3000000 we see that the digits in units = 0, tens = 0, hundreds = 0, thousands = 0, millions = 3. Therefore 3000000 in words is written as **Three Million**.

## How do you represent millions?

MM (Million) Definition. **MM is the symbol used for representing the numbers in millions**, whereas the symbol m is used as thousand in roman numbers and so mm is thousand multiplied by thousand, which is equal to 1 million.

## How do you write $1 million on a resume?

If you’re talking millions, use the word — **$1 million**. If you’re working on a report or your resume, and you’re desperate for space, use $1MM, not “M.” Again, it’s understood that “MM” means million.

## Is K capitalized for thousand?

**The capital letter K is sometimes used informally to represent one thousand (dollars)**, especially in newspaper headlines. There is no space between the numeral and the letter K , as in 75 K . The letter K should not be used as an abbreviation for one thousand (dollars) in formal writing.