[ kom ]
/ kɒm /
Trademark.Comedy Central: a cable television channel.
computer output on microfilm.
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Definition for COM (2 of 4)
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.
Origin of com-
<Latin, variant of preposition cum with
Definition for COM (3 of 4)
Definition for COM (4 of 4)
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British Dictionary definitions for COM (1 of 4)
the internet domain name for
a commercial company
British Dictionary definitions for COM (2 of 4)
/ (kɒm) /
- a process in which a computer output is converted direct to microfiche or film, esp 35 or 16 millimetre film
- (as modifier)a COM machine
Word Origin for COM
(C) omputer (O) utput on (M) icrofilm
British Dictionary definitions for COM (3 of 4)
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)
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Medical definitions for COM
Together; with; joint; jointly:commensalism.
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Cultural definitions for COM
Part of the Internet address of many companies and organizations. It indicates that the site is commercial, as opposed to educational or governmental.
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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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