HMO Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"HMO" in British English

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HMOnoun [C]

uk   /ˌeɪtʃ.emˈəʊ/  us   /-ˈoʊ/ (plural HMOs)

HMO noun [C] (MEDICAL)

US abbreviation forhealthmaintenanceorganization: a ​group that ​provides healthcare to ​people who ​pay to ​join it: For a ​monthlyflatfee, ​paid by the ​consumer or ​employer, HMOs ​provide a ​specifiedlist of ​medicalservices both in and ​outside the ​hospital.

HMO noun [C] (SHARED HOUSE)

UK abbreviation forhouse in ​multipleoccupation: a ​houseshared by several ​people who are not all from the same ​family: Today, the once-grand ​streets are ​characterized by ​decaying HMOs, ​sorely in need not just of ​redecoration but more ​fundamentalrepair.
(Definition of HMO from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"HMO" in American English

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HMOnoun [C]

(plural HMOs)
abbreviation for health maintenance organization
(Definition of HMO from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"HMO" in Business English

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HMOnoun [C]

uk   us  
INSURANCE abbreviation for healthmaintenanceorganization: in the US, an ​organization that ​allowspeople who have ​paid to belong to it to use particular ​doctors or hospitals if they are ill or ​injured: The ​averageincrease in HMO ​premiums also ​matched an ​increase in other ​expenses.
(Definition of HMO from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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