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MS.

plural MSS.

ms.

plural mss.
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MS. or ms.
 
abbreviation for
manuscript
 
ms. or ms.
 
abbreviation for

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

MS.
1670, abbreviation of L. manu scriptum (see manuscript); the plural is MSS, after the custom in Mod.L.
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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.
Miss/Mrs.
MSS.
manuscripts
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