m

M, m

[em]
noun, plural M's or Ms, m's or ms.
1.
the thirteenth letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2.
any spoken sound represented by the letter M or m, as in my, summer, or him.
3.
something having the shape of an M.
4.
a written or printed representation of the letter M or m.
5.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter M or m.
6.
Printing. em.
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M

1.
2.
Music. major.
3.
9.
modal auxiliary.
11.
Economics. monetary aggregate: issued periodically by the Federal Reserve Board as various measures of money supply ((M-1, M-1A, M-2) etc.). Compare L.
12.
British. motorway (used with a road number to designate a major highway): the M1.

M

Symbol.
1.
the thirteenth in order or in a series, or, when I is omitted, the twelfth.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) the Roman numeral for 1000. Compare Roman numerals.
3.
Electricity, magnetization.
4.
Biochemistry, methionine.

m

1.
Physics. mass.
2.
Finance. (of bonds) matured.
5.
meter; meters.
7.
Music. minor.

m

Symbol, Electricity. magnetic pole strength.

M-

U.S. Military. (used to designate the production model of military equipment, as the M-1 rifle.)

m-

1.
2.
(referring especially to the use of wireless electronic devices) mobile: m-commerce; m-business.

M'-

variant of Mac-.

'm

[m]
contraction of am: I'm not thirsty.

M.

1
Also, m.


Origin:
< Latin merīdiēs

M.

2
3.
markka; markkaa.
5.
Music. measure.
10.
plural MM. Monsieur.

m.

1

Origin:
< Latin merīdiēs

m.

2
(in prescriptions) mix.

Origin:
< Latin misce

m.

3
1.
2.
(in Germany) mark; marks.
5.
Physics. mass.
9.
10.
11.
modification of.
13.
14.
15.
17.
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m or M (ɛm)
 
n , pl m's, M's, Ms
1.  the 13th letter and tenth consonant of the modern English alphabet
2.  a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a bilabial nasal, as in mat
 
M or M
 
n

m
 
symbol for
1.  metre(s)
2.  mile(s)
3.  milli-
4.  minute(s)

M
 
symbol for
1.  mach
2.  medium (size)
3.  mega-
4.  currency mark(s)
5.  million
6.  astronomy Messier catalogue; a catalogue published in 1784, in which 103 nebulae and clusters are listed using a numerical system: M13 is the globular cluster in Hercules
7.  Middle
8.  physics modulus
9.  (in Britain) motorway: the M1 runs from London to Leeds
10.  in Australia
 a.  mature audience (used to describe a category of film certified as suitable for viewing by anyone over the age of 15)
 b.  (as modifier): an M film
11.  logic the middle term of a syllogism
12.  physics mutual inductance
13.  chem molar
14.  Roman numeral See Roman numerals 1000
 
abbreviation for
15.  Malta (international car registration)

m.
 
abbreviation for
1.  cricket maiden (over)
2.  male
3.  mare
4.  married
5.  masculine

M.
 
abbreviation for , MM, MM
1.  Majesty
2.  (in titles) Member
3.  million
4.  French Also: M Monsieur
5.  mountain
 
[sense 4) French equivalent of Mr]

m-
 
prefix
indicating the use of mobile-communications technology: m-banking

m-
 
prefix
short for meta-

M'-
 
prefix
a variant of Mac-

'm
 
contraction of
1.  (verb) am
2.  (noun) madam: yes'm

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M
from Gk. mu, from Semitic mem. The Roman symbol for 1,000; sometimes used in this sense in English 15c.-16c.; but in modern newspaper headlines it stands for million.
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Medical Dictionary

m abbr.

  1. mass

  2. meter

M 2
abbr.

  1. molar

  2. molarity

  3. morgan

  4. myopia

m- abbr. often m-
meta-

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Science Dictionary
m  
Abbreviation of mass, meter
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Computing Dictionary

M definition


1. Alternative name for MUMPS.
2. A C-like language from Silicon Compiler Systems for multilevel hardware description. It is currently available in the GDT package from Mentor Graphics.
[Jargon File]
(1994-10-26)
3. The abbreviated for of mega-.
(1995-01-10)
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
m
  1. masculine

  2. mass

  3. meter

  4. minute

  5. modulus

M
  1. em

  2. Maccabees

  3. Mach number

  4. male

  5. Malta (international vehicle ID)

  6. married (as in personal ads)

  7. medium

  8. megabyte

  9. mellow

  10. metal

  11. middle term

  12. million

  13. mint

  14. molar

  15. molarity

  16. moment

  17. Monday

  18. month

  19. more (shortwave transmission)

  20. [heart] murmur

  21. mutual inductance

  22. 1000

m.
  1. manual

  2. married

  3. Latin meridies (noon)

  4. meridian

  5. mile

  6. morning

M.
  1. majesty

  2. mark

  3. master

  4. medieval

  5. mill

  6. minim

  7. Monsieur

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