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mu

[myoo, moo] /myu, mu/
noun
1.
the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet (M, μ).
2.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
3.
micron (def 1).
Origin of mu
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Greek

Mu

[myoo, moo] /myu, mu/
noun
1.
a legendary lost continent supposed to have sunk into the SW Pacific Ocean at about the same time that Atlantis disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean.
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Examples from the Web for mus
Historical Examples
  • I tell you, suh, I is done smell all de smells o' mink an' mus' an' puffume, but I ain' nuver smell nuttin' like dat jail.

    P'laski's Tunament Thomas Nelson Page
  • Loo don't seem to know any stolies, so you mus' play wis me.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • Then he dress himself, an' him tell his friends that him mus' talk to those young lady.

    Jamaican Song and Story Walter Jekyll
  • These certainly were no friends of mine; but then they were rats; they were of the race of mus.

    The Rambles of a Rat A. L. O. E.
  • Of course, it's a very small point; you musn't think I'm finding fault with her.

    Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna
  • "You cyarn' say mus' to me," she said in a slow, repressed tone.

    In Blue Creek Caon Anna Chapin Ray
  • Den I tole him ef he think I gwine give him three dollars an' a half for dat foolishness he mus' think I big a fool as he wuz.

    P'laski's Tunament Thomas Nelson Page
  • "Oh yes, so I mus';" and the Princess said it, quite undisturbed by her forgetfulness.

    Little Men Louisa May Alcott
  • Marasmus, ma-raz′mus, n. a wasting of flesh without apparent disease, a kind of consumption.

  • The audience guesses that she is in the making-up room, but musn't say so.

    Happy Days Alan Alexander Milne
British Dictionary definitions for mus

mu1

/mjuː/
noun
1.
the 12th letter in the Greek alphabet (Μ, μ), a consonant, transliterated as m

mu2

abbreviation
1.
Mauritius

MU

abbreviation
1.
Musicians' Union

mus.

abbreviation
1.
music
2.
museum
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mus in Medicine

mu (myōō, mōō)
n.

Symbol μ The 12th letter of the Greek alphabet. adj.
Of, relating to, or being a polypeptide chain that is one of five types of heavy chains present in immunoglobins.

Mu abbr.
Mache unit

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Slang definitions & phrases for mus

mu

Related Terms

mooter

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for mus

MUS

Musca (constellation)

MU

multiple unit

mus.

1.
museum
2.
music
3.
musical
4.
musician
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