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mu

[myoo, moo] /myu, mu/
noun
1.
the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet (M, μ).
2.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
3.
micron (def 1).
Origin of mu
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900, mu is from the Greek word

Mu

[myoo, moo] /myu, mu/
noun
1.
a legendary lost continent supposed to have sunk into the SW Pacific Ocean at about the same time that Atlantis disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean.
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  • We have met the value dumu or its dialectic equivalent umu, represented by U and mu (see on line 5).

    Sumerian Hymns Frederick Augustus Vanderburgh
  • It is the universal belief that prophets work miracles, (mu'jizt).

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • Patubagtúbag bisag dì makamau, mu rag si kurik, He knows-it-all, answers all the questions (as if he knew).

  • He sprec, onne he mid Godes herungum his mu gebysga, and mid sore andetnysse Godes mildheortnysse sec.

  • From time to time the strains of mu sic floated faintly from the end of the street—Alyoshka, most likely, playing his concertina.

  • Shaibns orders for her stay and for the general exodus were communicated to her by her son, The Khn, in what mu.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • Then as om is to mu, so is el, to li; as the equation of three degrees doth shew.

    The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus
  • In this year hostilities began between Shh Isml afaw and mu.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • All the sects except the Shfa'tes hold that the mu'takif must fast.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
British Dictionary definitions for mu

mu1

/mjuː/
noun
1.
the 12th letter in the Greek alphabet (Μ, μ), a consonant, transliterated as m

mu2

abbreviation
1.
Mauritius

MU

abbreviation
1.
Musicians' Union
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mu in Medicine

mu (myōō, mōō)
n.

Symbol μ The 12th letter of the Greek alphabet. adj.
Of, relating to, or being a polypeptide chain that is one of five types of heavy chains present in immunoglobins.

Mu abbr.
Mache unit

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Slang definitions & phrases for mu

mu

Related Terms

mooter

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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