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M Tweet Definition of M Like Definition of M on Facebook
noun (pl=Ms, pl2=M's)
  1. The thirteenth letter of the English alphabet; a vocal consonant, and from the manner of its formation, is called the labio-nasal consonant.
proper noun 
  1. fictional character from the James Bond stories and films
abbreviation or M.
  1. Monsieur
  2. male
  3. Monday
  4. Mother
  5. (context, size) Medium
  6. (context, US, roadway) Michigan; Usage note: This designation is used within Michigan.
  7. mature
  8. (context, cricket, in batting figures) the number of minutes a player spent at the crease
  9. (context, cricket, in bowling figures) the number of maiden overs bowled
     
macro- Tweet Definition of macro- Like Definition of macro- on Facebook
prefix (infl, en, prefix, cat=prefixes)
  1. large
macronucleus
  1. long
macrobiotics
  1. inclusive
macroinstruction
     
mal- Tweet Definition of mal- Like Definition of mal- on Facebook
prefix 
  1. bad, badly as in maladjusted, malcontent - faulty, faultily as in malfunction
  2. not
     
masto- Tweet Definition of masto- Like Definition of masto- on Facebook
prefix 
  1. breast
  2. mammary gland
  3. nipple
     
mega- Tweet Definition of mega- Like Definition of mega- on Facebook
prefix or, before a vowel, meg-
  1. In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by one million (106.) SI Symbol: M, computing abbreviation: Mi.
  2. (computing) Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 220 (= 1,048,576). (Note: Because this meaning is in conflict with the meaning used with other units, the alternative mebi- has been proposed.) SI proposed abbreviation: Mi, computing abbreviation: M. US only - not widely used.
  3. (computing - marketing) Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 210
    • 103 (= 1024,000).
    • (also megalo- or, before a vowel, megal-) Very large.
    • (informal; also written separately as an adjective; see mega) Very large or great.
     
mero- Tweet Definition of mero- Like Definition of mero- on Facebook
prefix 
  1. part
  2. partial
     
meso- Tweet Definition of meso- Like Definition of meso- on Facebook
prefix 
  1. middle
  2. intermediate
     
meta- Tweet Definition of meta- Like Definition of meta- on Facebook
prefix (met- before a vowel and before <h> in words originating in Ancient Greek)
  1. Transcending, encompassing
  2. Pertaining to a level above or beyond, for example, metadata is data that describes data
  3. Analogies with metaphysics
  4. Classifications
  5. (pathology) Consequent on
  6. (anatomy and zoology) Behind
  7. (botany and zoology) Later or subsequent
  8. (geology) Analogies and derivatives of metamorphism
  9. (chemistry) Having fewer molecules of water than the ortho- equivalent
  10. (chemistry) in isomeric benzene derivatives, having the two substituents in alternate positions (compare ortho- and para-)
     
micro- Tweet Definition of micro- Like Definition of micro- on Facebook
prefix (infl, en, prefix, cat=prefixes)
  1. Very small.
micro-miniskirt
  1. In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 10-6. Symbol: µ (official), mc (unofficial).
microgram
    • Note: The symbol mc is used in non-scientific contexts where readers might not understand the official symbol, µ. For example, on bottles of vitamin tablets, micrograms is often abbreviated to mcg.
     
micromicro- Tweet Definition of micromicro- Like Definition of micromicro- on Facebook
prefix 
  1. (obsolete) Pico- (in the names of SI units).
     
mid- Tweet Definition of mid- Like Definition of mid- on Facebook
prefix 
  1. Denoting the middle part
  2. Occupying a middle position
    1. amid
     
miso- Tweet Definition of miso- Like Definition of miso- on Facebook
prefix 
  1. hatred
     
mono- Tweet Definition of mono- Like Definition of mono- on Facebook
prefix 
  1. one
     
myo- Tweet Definition of myo- Like Definition of myo- on Facebook
prefix 
  1. muscle
     
myria- Tweet Definition of myria- Like Definition of myria- on Facebook
prefix 
  1. (rare) In the metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 10,000. Symbol: my
     
myxo- Tweet Definition of myxo- Like Definition of myxo- on Facebook
prefix (or myx- before a vowel)
  1. mucus
     

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