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"ms" in British English

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msnoun [C]

(plural mss)

Msnoun

uk   /məz/ /mɪz/  us   /məz/  /mɪz/
A2 a ​title used before the ​familyname or ​fullname of a woman, used to ​avoid saying if she is ​married or not: Ms Hill/Ms Paula Hill [as form of address] What can I do for you, Ms Wood?
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MSnoun [U]

uk   /ˌemˈes/  us   /ˌemˈes/
  • MS noun [U] (ILLNESS)

abbreviation for multiple sclerosis
  • MS noun [U] (EDUCATION)

US (UK MSc) abbreviation for Master of Science
  • MS noun [U] (ADDRESS)

written abbreviation for the US ​state of Mississippi: used in ​addresses
(Definition of ms from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Ms." in American English

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Ms.noun [U]

 us   /mɪz/
a ​title for a woman, used before the ​familyname or ​fullname: Ms. McCracken/Ms. Elizabeth McCracken What can I do for you, Ms. Jackson?

M.S.noun [C]

abbreviation forMaster of ​Science: Marj has an M.S. in ​biology.
(Definition of Ms. from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"MS" in Business English

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MSnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌemˈes/ MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE
abbreviation for management science
(Definition of MS from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“ms” in American English

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
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April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

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