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mo

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noun Informal.
  1. moment(def 1).
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Origin of mo

by shortening

Mo

Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. molybdenum.
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MO

  1. method of operation.
  2. Missouri (approved especially for use with zip code).
  3. mode of operation.
  4. modus operandi.
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mo.

  1. plural mos. month.
  2. months.
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Mo.

m.o.

  1. mail order.
  2. modus operandi.
  3. money order.
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-mo

  1. a suffix occurring in a series of compounds that describe book sizes according to the number of leaves formed by the folding of a single sheet of paper: sixteenmo.
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Origin of -mo

combining form extracted from duodecimo

M.O.

  1. mail order.
  2. manually operated.
  3. Medical Officer.
  4. method of operation.
  5. mode of operation.
  6. modus operandi.
  7. money order.
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British Dictionary definitions for mo

mo1

noun informal
  1. mainly British short for moment (def. 1)
  2. mainly Australian short for moustache (def. 1)
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mo2

the internet domain name for
  1. Macau
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Mo

the chemical symbol for
  1. molybdenum
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MO

abbreviation for
  1. Missouri
  2. Medical Officer
  3. modus operandi
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Mo.

abbreviation for
  1. Missouri
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m.o.

MO

abbreviation for
  1. mail order
  2. money order
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-mo

suffix forming nouns
  1. (in bookbinding) indicating book size by specifying the number of leaves formed by folding one sheet of paper12mo, twelvemo, or duodecimo; 16mo or sixteenmo
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Word Origin

abstracted from duodecimo
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Word Origin and History for mo

1

colloquial shortening of momentum, by 1896.

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2

representing U.S. black pronunciation of more, by 1902; it was an acceptable variant form of more in the Middle Ages and has roots in Old English; see more.

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mo in Medicine

Mo

  1. The symbol for the elementmolybdenum

mo in Science

Mo

molybdenum

[mə-lĭbdə-nəm]
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