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Apo

[ ah-paw ]
/ ˈɑ pɔ /
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noun
an active volcano in the S Philippines, on S Mindanao: highest peak in the Philippines. 9,690 feet (2,954 meters).
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Other definitions for Apo (2 of 3)

apo-

a prefix occurring originally in loanwords from Greek, where it was joined to verbs, deverbal forms, and other parts of speech. Among its functions in Greek, apo- has the spatial sense “away, off, apart” (apogee; apocope; apostasy; apostrophe); it occurs with deverbals that denote a response or defense (apodosis; apology) and is found on verbs having perfective force relative to a corresponding simple verb (apoplexy; aposiopesis). In modern scientific coinages in English and other languages, apo- marks things that are detached, separate, or derivative (apocarpous; apoenzyme).
Also especially before a vowel, ap-.

Origin of apo-

From Greek, prefixal use of apó; akin to off, Sanskrit ápa, Latin ab

Other definitions for Apo (3 of 3)

A.P.O.

or APO


abbreviation
Army & Air Force Post Office.
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British Dictionary definitions for Apo (1 of 2)

Apo
/ (ˈɑːpəʊ) /

noun
the highest mountain in the Philippines, on SE Mindanao: active volcano with three peaks. Height: 2954 m (9690 ft)

British Dictionary definitions for Apo (2 of 2)

apo-

ap-


prefix
away from; offapogee
indicating separation ofapocarpous
indicating a lack or absence ofapogamy
indicating derivation from or relationship toapomorphine

Word Origin for apo-

from Greek apo away, off
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