The foot is a unit of length in the imperial unit system and uses the symbol ft.
One foot is exactly equal to 12 inches. It is also exactly equal to 0.3048m. One yard is comprised of three feet.
The foot is just behind the metre in terms of widespread use due to its previous popularity. The US is the only developed country that still uses the foot in preference to the metre.
The UK still uses feet to express human height more than metres.
The mil is a unit of length in the imperial unit system and uses the symbol mil (or sometimes thou).
A mil in one one-thousandth of an inch (0.001 inches) or 25.4 μm.
The mil is still used in the US to measure thickness of various materials.