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M

m

Pronunciation: (em), [key]
n.,
pl. 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. Print.em.

M




1. mach.
2. Music.major.
3. male.
4. married.
5. Medieval.
6. medium.
7. mega-.
8. Middle.
9. modal auxiliary.
10. modifier.
11. Econ.monetary aggregate: issued periodically by the Federal Reserve Board as various measures of money supply ( M-1, M-1A, M-2, etc.). Cf. L.
12. Brit.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 l.c.) the Roman numeral for 1000. Cf. Roman numerals.
3. Elect.magnetization.
4. Biochem.methionine.

m




1. Physics.mass.
2. Finance.(of bonds) matured.
3. medieval.
4. medium.
5. meter; meters.
6. middle.
7. Music.minor.

m





Symbol, Elect.magnetic pole strength.

M-




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

m-




meta-.

M'-




var. of Mac-.

M.




1. Majesty.
2. Manitoba.
3. markka; markkaa.
4. Marquis.
5. Music.measure.
6. medicine.
7. medium.
8. meridian.
9. noon.
10. Monday.
11.
pl. MM.
Monsieur.
12. mountain.

m.




1. male.
2. (in Germany) mark; marks.
3. married.
4. masculine.
5. Physics.mass.
6. medium.
7. noon.
8. meter.
9. middle.
10. mile.
11. minute.
12. (in prescriptions) mix.
13. modification of.
14. modulus.
15. molar.
16. month.
17. moon.
18. morning.
19. mouth.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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