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Meaning of m by Wiktionary Dictionary

m


    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ɛm/, X-SAMPA: /Em/

    文字

    m lowercase ( uppercase M )

    1. The thirteenth letter of the English alphabet, called em and written in the Latin script .
    See also
    • ( Latin script letters ) letter; Aa,‎ Bb,‎ Cc,‎ Dd,‎ Ee,‎ Ff,‎ Gg,‎ Hh,‎ Ii,‎ Jj,‎ Kk,‎ Ll,‎ Mm,‎ Nn,‎ Oo,‎ Pp,‎ Qq,‎ Rr,‎ Ss,‎ Tt,‎ Uu,‎ Vv,‎ Ww,‎ Xx,‎ Yy,‎ Zz

    m lower case ( upper case M )

    1. The ordinal number thirteenth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called em and written in the Latin script .

    Abbreviation

    m

    1. metre
    2. ( grammar ) masculine
    3. mile
    4. milli
    5. million

    See also

    • M

    'm

    By Wiktionary ( 2010/11/27 04:08 UTC Version )

    Etymology 1

    Contraction of ( a )m .

    Verb

    ’m clitic

    1. Am .
    2. ( dialect ) Various forms of be.

    Usage notes

    Etymology 2

    Contraction of ( Mada )m .

    Suffix

    ’m clitic

    1. Represents the word Madam when used as a formal address of a female; as, yes'm, no'm .

    m'

    By Wiktionary ( 2012/02/12 13:39 UTC Version )

    Pronoun

    m'

    1. ( rare ) Clitic form of my .

    Derived terms


    By Wiktionary ( 2011/04/05 21:41 UTC Version )

    Symbol

    1. minute
      • 1908, Francis Ernest Lloyd, The Physiology of Stomata ( Carnegie Institution of Washington ), page 83
        Another instance: 2ʰ28ᵐ p. m., 10 micra; 3ʰ08ᵐ p. m., 0 micra; irrigated with water: 3ʰ09ᵐ p. m., 4 micra .

    See also

    • ʰ




Explanation of m by Wordnet Dictionary

m


    Adjective
    1. denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units

    Noun
    1. concentration measured by the number of moles of solute per liter of solution

    2. the 13th letter of the Roman alphabet

    3. a unit of information equal to 1024 kibibytes or 2^20 ( 1,048,576 ) bytes

    4. a unit of information equal to 1000 kilobytes or 10^6 ( 1,000,000 ) bytes

    5. the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites ( approximately 1.094 yards )

    6. the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100



    Definition of m by GCIDE Dictionary

    m


    1. M ( ĕm ).
      1. M, the thirteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a vocal consonant, and from the manner of its formation, is called the labio-nasal consonant. See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 178-180, 242.

      The letter M came into English from the Greek, through the Latin, the form of the Greek letter being further derived from the Phœnician, and ultimately, it is believed, from the Egyptian. Etymologically M is related to n, in lime, linden; emmet, ant; also to b.

      M is readily followed by b and p. the position of the lips in the formation of both letters being the same. The relation of b and m is the same as that of d and t to n. and that of g and k to ng.

      2. As a numeral, M stands for one thousand, both in English and Latin.

    2. M, n.
      1. ( Print. ) A quadrat, the face or top of which is a perfect square; also, the size of such a square in any given size of type, used as the unit of measurement for that type: 500 m's of pica would be a piece of matter whose length and breadth in pica m's multiplied together produce that number. [Written also em.]

      2. ( law ) A brand or stigma, having the shape of an M, formerly impressed on one convicted of manslaughter and admitted to the benefit of clergy.

      M roof ( Arch. ), a kind of roof formed by the junction of two common roofs with a valley between them, so that the section resembles the letter M.