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MS

1.
Mississippi (approved especially for use with zip code).
2.
3.
multiple sclerosis.

ms

1.
millisecond; milliseconds.

Ms.

[miz] /mɪz/
plural Mses.
[miz-uh z] /ˈmɪz əz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a title of respect prefixed to a woman's name or position: unlike Miss or Mrs., it does not depend upon or indicate her marital status.
2.
a title prefixed to a mock surname that is used to represent possession of a particular attribute, identity, etc., especially in an idealized or excessive way:
Ms. Cooperation.
Can be confused
Mrs, Ms.
Usage note
Ms. came into use in the 1950s as a title before a woman's surname when her marital status was unknown or irrelevant. In the early 1970s, the use of Ms. was adopted and encouraged by the women's movement, the reasoning being that since a man's marital status is not revealed by the title Mr., there is no reason that a woman's status should be revealed by her title. Since then Ms. has gained increasing currency, especially in business and professional use. Some women prefer the traditional Miss (still fully standard for a woman whose marital status is unknown and for an unmarried woman) or, when appropriate, Mrs.
Newspaper editors sometimes reject Ms. except in quoted matter. Others use whichever of the three titles a woman prefers if her preference is known. Increasingly, newspapers avoid the use of all three titles by referring to women by their full names in first references (Sarah Brady; Margaret Bourke-White) and by surname only, as with men, in subsequent references: Brady, Bourke-White. Since all three titles—Ms., Miss, and Mrs.—remain in use, the preference of the woman being named or addressed or the practice of the organization or publication in which the name is to appear is often followed.
Pronunciation note
Ms. is pronounced (miz), a pronunciation that is identical with one standard South Midland and Southern U.S. pronunciation of Mrs.

MS.

plural MSS.

ms.

plural mss.

M/S

1.
Commerce. months after sight.
2.

m/s

1.
meter per second; meters per second.

M.S.

1.
mail steamer.
2.
Master of Science.
3.
Master in Surgery.
4.

m.s.

1.
modification of the stem of.
2.
Commerce. months after sight.

M, m

[em] /ɛm/
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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British Dictionary definitions for MS

ms

abbreviation
1.
Montserrat

Ms

/mɪz; məs/
noun
1.
a title substituted for Mrs or Miss before a woman's name to avoid making a distinction between married and unmarried women Compare Miss, Mrs

MS

abbreviation
1.
Master of Surgery
2.
(on gravestones) memoriae sacrum
3.
Mississippi
4.
motor ship
5.
multiple sclerosis
6.
Mauritius (international car registration)
Word Origin
(sense 2) Latin: sacred to the memory of

MS.

abbreviation (pl) MSS., mss.
1.
manuscript
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Word Origin and History for MS

Ms.

(plural Mses.), 1949, considered a blend of Miss and Mrs.

MS.

abbreviation of Latin manu scriptum (see manuscript); the plural is MSS, after the custom in Modern Latin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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MS in Medicine

ms abbr.
millisecond

MS abbr.
multiple sclerosis

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MS in Science
m  
Abbreviation of mass, meter
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MS in Culture

Ms. definition


A title used before a woman's name, pronounced “Miz” and corresponding to Mr. before a man's.

Note: Feminists have urged the use of Ms. because, unlike Miss or Mrs., it does not identify a woman by her marital status. (See feminism.)
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MS in Technology

networking
The country code for Montserrat.
(1999-01-27)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for MS

ms

  1. Malay
  2. manuscript
  3. millisecond
  4. mitral stenosis

Ms

Used as courtesy title for a woman, regardless of marital status (a blend of Miss and Mrs.)

MS

  1. Latin Magister Scientiae (Master of Science)
  2. mail stop
  3. mass spectrometer
  4. mass spectrometry
  5. Mauritius (international vehicle ID)
  6. Microsoft
  7. microwave scanner
  8. Mississippi
  9. mitral stenosis
  10. multiple sclerosis

Ms.

Miss/Mrs.
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