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COM

[ kom ]
/ kɒm /
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noun

Trademark.Comedy Central: a cable television channel.
computer output on microfilm.

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Definition for COM (2 of 4)

com-

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

Definition for COM (3 of 4)

com.

abbreviation

Definition for COM (4 of 4)

Com.

abbreviation

Commander.
Commission.
Commissioner.
Committee.
Commodore.
Commonwealth.
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British Dictionary definitions for COM (1 of 4)

com

the internet domain name for

a commercial company

British Dictionary definitions for COM (2 of 4)

COM
/ (kɒm) /

noun

  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 for COM

(C) omputer (O) utput on (M) icrofilm

British Dictionary definitions for COM (3 of 4)

com-

con-


prefix

together; with; jointlycommingle

Word Origin for com-

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)

British Dictionary definitions for COM (4 of 4)

Com.

abbreviation for

Commander
committee
Commodore
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Medical definitions for COM

com-

pref.

Together; with; joint; jointly:commensalism.
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Cultural definitions for COM

.com

Part of the Internet address of many companies and organizations. It indicates that the site is commercial, as opposed to educational or governmental.

notes for .com

The phrase dot-com is used to refer generically to almost anything connected to business on the Internet.

notes for .com

The explosive growth of wealth connected to the Internet in the 1990s is often said to have created many “dot-com millionaires.”
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