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m-

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  1. meta-.
  2. (referring especially to the use of wireless electronic devices) mobile: m-commerce; m-business.
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M-

  1. U.S. Military. (used to designate the production model of military equipment, as the M-1 rifle.)
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Mac-

  1. a prefix found in many family names of Irish or Scottish Gaelic origin, as MacBride and Macdonald.
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Also Mc- Mc-, M'-.

Origin of Mac-

< Irish, Scots Gaelic mac son, Old Irish macc; akin to Welsh, Cornish mab

Mc-2

  1. variant of Mac-.
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Also Mc-.

M'-

  1. variant of Mac-.
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British Dictionary definitions for m-

m-

prefix
  1. short for meta- (def. 4)
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m-

prefix
  1. indicating the use of mobile-communications technologym-banking
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M'-

prefix
  1. a variant of Mac-
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Mc-

prefix
  1. a variant of Mac-
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usage

For names beginning with this prefix, see under Mac-

Mac-

Mc- or M'-

prefix
  1. (in surnames of Scottish or Irish Gaelic origin) son ofMacDonald; MacNeice
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Word Origin

from Goidelic mac son of; compare Welsh mab, Cornish mab
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Word Origin and History for m-

Mac-

common element in Scottish and Irish names, from Old Celtic *makko-s "son." Cognate root *makwos "son" produced Old Welsh map, Welsh mab, ap "son;" also probably cognate with Old English mago "son, attendant, servant," Old Norse mögr "son," Gothic magus "boy, servant," Old English mægð "maid" (see maiden).

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m- in Medicine

m-

abbr.
  1. meta-
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