What should be the Abbreviation for Million – M or MM?

What is the proper abbreviation for million? Should I use M or MM for million?


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  1. 1 What does 1 Million equal to?

    It equals 1,000,000, which means six zeroes are suffixed after 1 to make the figure in a million.

  2. 2 What is the correct abbreviation for Million?

    Both the abbreviations, M and MM are correct for representing Million. However, M is most commonly abbreviated. 'M' abbreviation came from Mega along with K for thousand and G for billion, and symbolize thousands. Whereas using MM represents thousands of thousands, along with M for a thousand.

    For instance, you would have noticed how to denote $5 Million. Evidently, you would have seen it written as $5M, not $5MM.

  3. 3 Difference between M and MM?

    MM is immensely used in the oil and gas business as it stands for 'a thousands.' M is derived from the word 'mille,' which is often used in lower cases and is the original symbol for thousand.


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