ms

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U+33B3, ㎳
SQUARE MS

[U+33B2]
CJK Compatibility
[U+33B4]

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

ms

  1. (metrology) Symbol for the millisecond, an SI unit of time equal to 10−3 seconds.

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ms (plural mss)

  1. Abbreviation of manuscript.

Etymology 2[edit]

m + -s

Noun[edit]

ms

  1. plural of m

Usage notes[edit]

  • There is some difference of opinion regarding the use of apostrophes in the pluralization of references to letters as symbols. New Fowler's Modern English Usage, after noting that the usage has changed, states on page 602 that "after letters an apostrophe is obligatory." The 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style states in paragraph 7.16, "To avoid confusion, lowercase letters ... form the plural with an apostrophe and an s". The Oxford Style Manual on page 116 advocates the use of common sense.

Anagrams[edit]


Egyptian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ms s Xrd

 m

  1. offspring, child

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

ms s E3

 m

  1. calf

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ms

  1. Alternative transliteration of msj.

References[edit]

  • Allen, James (2000) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-77483-7

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ms

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of mersi (thanks).