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"Mr" in British English

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Mrnoun

uk   /ˈmɪs.tər/  us   /ˈmɪs.tɚ/
A1 a ​title used before the ​familyname or ​fullname of a man who has no other ​title, or when ​talking to man who ​holds a ​particularofficialposition: Mr Jones/Mr David Jones [as form of address] Good ​afternoon, Mr Dawson. We're ​looking for a Mr (= a man called) George Smith. It's an ​honour to have you here today, Mr President.
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used when ​expressing the ​idea that a man is ​typical of or ​represents a ​quality, ​activity, or ​place: She's still ​hoping to ​meet Mr Right (= the ​perfect man). He ​thinks he's Mr Big (= someone very ​important).

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(Definition of Mr from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Mr." in American English

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Mr.noun [U]

 us   /ˈmɪs·tər/
a ​title for a man, used before the ​familyname or ​fullname, or sometimes before a ​position: Mr. Kaplan/Mr. ​David Kaplan Good ​afternoon, Mr. Mendoza. I’m ​afraid I can’t ​agree with what’s just been said, Mr. Chairman.
(Definition of Mr. from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"MR" in Business English

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MRnoun [U]

uk   us   MARKETING
abbreviation for market research
(Definition of MR from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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