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S-M

Also, s-m, S/M, s/m.

S.M.1

1.
Master of Science.
Origin
< New Latin Scientiae Magister

S.M.2

1.
sergeant major.
2.
State Militia.

S and M

noun
1.
sadomasochism; sadism and masochism.
Also, S&M, s&m.
Origin
1965-70

S.&M.

Insurance.
1.
stock and machinery.

Master of Science

noun
1.
a master's degree given usually in a specific branch of the natural sciences, mathematics, or technology.
2.
a person who has been awarded this degree.
Abbreviation: M.S., M.Sc., S.M., Sc.M.
Origin
1900-05

sadomasochism

[sey-doh-mas-uh-kiz-uh m, -maz-, sad-oh-] /ˌseɪ doʊˈmæs əˌkɪz əm, -ˈmæz-, ˌsæd oʊ-/
noun
1.
interaction, especially sexual activity, in which one person enjoys inflicting physical or mental suffering on another person, who derives pleasure from experiencing pain.
2.
gratification, especially sexual, gained through inflicting or receiving pain; sadism and masochism combined.
Abbreviation: S-M, S and M.
Origin
1930-35; sad- (see sadism) + -o- + masochism
Related forms
sadomasochist, noun, adjective
sadomasochistic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for s m

Master of Science

noun
1.
a postgraduate degree, usually in science, or the holder of this degree MSc

sadomasochism

/ˌseɪdəʊˈmæsəˌkɪzəm; ˌsædəʊ-/
noun
1.
the combination of sadistic and masochistic elements in one person, characterized by both aggressive and submissive periods in relationships with others
2.
sexual practice in which one partner adopts a sadistic role and the other a masochistic one Abbreviation SM, S & M Compare sadism, masochism
Derived Forms
sadomasochistic, adjective
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s m in Medicine

sadomasochism sa·do·mas·o·chism (sā'dō-mās'ə-kĭz'əm, sād'ō-)
n.
The perversion of deriving pleasure, especially sexual pleasure, from simultaneous sadism and masochism.


sa'do·mas'o·chist n.
sa'do·mas'o·chis'tic adj.
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Slang definitions & phrases for s m

S and M

n phr,n

Sadomasochism; perverse sexual practices featuring whips, chains, etc (1960s+)


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Related Abbreviations for s m

S-M

sadomasochism
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