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Symbol, Physics.
  1. femtometer.

Fm

Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. fermium.

FM

  1. Electronics. frequency modulation: a method of impressing a signal on a radio carrier wave by varying the frequency of the carrier wave.
  2. Radio. a system of radio broadcasting by means of frequency modulation.
  3. of, relating to, or utilizing such a system.
Compare AM.

fm.

  1. fathom.
  2. from.

f.m.

  1. (in prescriptions) make a mixture.

Origin of f.m.

From the Latin word fīat mistūra
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  • Each sex produces two sorts of gametes, Mf and mf in the case of the male, and Fm, fm in that of the female.

    Mendelism</p>

    Reginald Crundall Punnett

  • The FM stations operate exclusively in the very high frequency range and are all moderately powered at four kilowatts.

    Area Handbook for Romania</p>

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole


British Dictionary definitions for fm

fm

abbreviation for
  1. fathom
  2. from
the internet domain name for
  1. Micronesia

Fm

the chemical symbol for
  1. fermium

FM

abbreviation for
  1. frequency modulation
  2. Field Marshal
  3. aeronautics figure of merit
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fm in Medicine

Fm

  1. The symbol for the elementfermium

fm in Science

Fm

  1. The symbol for fermium.

FM

  1. Abbreviation of frequency modulation

fermium

[fûrmē-əm]
Fm
  1. A synthetic, radioactive metallic element of the actinide series that is produced from plutonium or uranium. Its most stable isotope is Fm 257 with a half-life of approximately 100 days. Atomic number 100. See Periodic Table.
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