Microsoft

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Microsoft, the computing company; a blend of microcomputer +‎ software

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmaɪkɹəˌsɒft/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmaɪkɹəˌsɔft/, /ˈmaɪkɹəˌsɑft/, /ˈmaɪkɹoʊˌsɔft/, /ˈmaɪkɹoʊˌsɑft/

Noun[edit]

Microsoft ‎(plural Microsofts)

  1. (figuratively) A company whose products are widespread.
    • 2001, Daniel Charles, Lords of the Harvest: Biotech, Big Money, and the Future of Food (ISBN 0738202916), page 110:
      Similarly, said Fraley, farmers were going to demand Bt cotton or Roundup-resistant soybean plants no matter where they went shopping for seeds. Monsanto would be the Microsoft of agriculture.
    • 2005, Merrill Goozner, The $800 Million Pill: The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs (ISBN 0520246705), page 64:
      The company wanted to turn Celera into the Microsoft of the gene-hunting world, selling its version of the human genome to private or public gene hunters through a proprietary computer program.
    • 2006, Andrew Beaujon, Body Piercing Saved My Life: Inside the Phenomenon of Christian Rock (ISBN 0306814579), page 232:
      Shepherding is more or less gone (though there’s an interesting move back toward discipleship in today’s church especially among those influenced by Rick Warren’s blockbuster book The Purpose-Driven Life), but Integrity remains as sort of the Microsoft of worship music.

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Verb[edit]

Microsoft ‎(third-person singular simple present Microsofts, present participle Microsofting, simple past and past participle Microsofted)

  1. (transitive, slang) to Microsoftify.
  2. (transitive, slang) to make more like Microsoft with regards to perceived business practices and tactics.
    • 2003, Wine Enthusiast, volume 16, issues 2-8, page 122:
      You could call it the Microsofting of the wine industry. Of course, wine is unlikely to be dominated by one producer or one distributor.

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmikrosoft], [ˈmaːjkrosoft]
  • Hyphenation: Mic‧ro‧soft

Noun[edit]

Microsoft

  1. Microsoft

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Microsoft Microsoftok
accusative Microsoftot Microsoftokat
dative Microsoftnak Microsoftoknak
instrumental Microsofttal Microsoftokkal
causal-final Microsoftért Microsoftokért
translative Microsofttá Microsoftokká
terminative Microsoftig Microsoftokig
essive-formal Microsoftként Microsoftokként
essive-modal
inessive Microsoftban Microsoftokban
superessive Microsofton Microsoftokon
adessive Microsoftnál Microsoftoknál
illative Microsoftba Microsoftokba
sublative Microsoftra Microsoftokra
allative Microsofthoz Microsoftokhoz
elative Microsoftból Microsoftokból
delative Microsoftról Microsoftokról
ablative Microsofttól Microsoftoktól
Possessive forms of Microsoft
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Microsoftom Microsoftjaim
2nd person sing. Microsoftod Microsoftjaid
3rd person sing. Microsoftja Microsoftjai
1st person plural Microsoftunk Microsoftjaink
2nd person plural Microsoftotok Microsoftjaitok
3rd person plural Microsoftjuk Microsoftjaik

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English Microsoft

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmajkrɔˌsɔft/

Proper noun[edit]

Microsoft m

  1. Microsoft

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

English Microsoft.

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Proper noun[edit]

Microsoft m ‎(Cyrillic spelling Ма̀јкрософт)

  1. (uncountable) Microsoft

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References[edit]

  • Microsoft” in Hrvatski jezični portal