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COM

[kom] /kɒm/
noun
1.
Trademark. Comedy Central: a cable television channel.
2.
computer output on microfilm.

com-

1.
a prefix meaning “with,” “together,” “in association,” and (with intensive force) “completely,” occurring in loanwords from Latin (commit): used in the formation of compound words before b, p, m: combine; compare; commingle.
Also, co-, col-, con-, cor-.
Origin of com-
< Latin, variant of preposition cum with

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communications.
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com

abbreviation
1.
a commercial company

COM

/kɒm/
noun
1.
  1. a process in which a computer output is converted direct to microfiche or film, esp 35 or 16 millimetre film
  2. (as modifier): a COM machine
Word Origin
(C)omputer (O)utput on (M)icrofilm

Com.

abbreviation
1.
Commander
2.
committee
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Commodore

com-

prefix
1.
together; with; jointly: commingle
Word Origin
from Latin com-; related to cum with. In compound words of Latin origin, com- becomes col- and cor- before l and r, co- before gn, h, and most vowels, and con- before consonants other than b, p, and m. Although its sense in compounds of Latin derivation is often obscured, it means: together, with, etc (combine, compile); similar (conform); extremely, completely (consecrate)
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Word Origin and History for COM

com-

word-forming element usually meaning "with, together," from Latin com, archaic form of classical Latin cum "together, together with, in combination," from PIE *kom- "beside, near, by, with" (cf. Old English ge-, German ge-). The prefix in Latin sometimes was used as an intensive.

Before vowels and aspirates, reduced to co-; before -g-, assimilated to cog- or con-; before -l-, assimilated to col-; before -r-, assimilated to cor-; before -c-, -d-, -j-, -n-, -q-, -s-, -t-, -v- assimilated to con-.

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COM in Medicine

com- or col- or con-
pref.
Together; with; joint; jointly: commensalism.

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