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HMOnoun [C]

(plural HMOs)
abbreviation forhealth maintenance organization
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"HMO" in British English

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HMOnoun [C]

uk   /ˌeɪtʃ.emˈəʊ/  us   /ˌeɪtʃ.emˈoʊ/ (plural HMOs)
  • HMO noun [C] (MEDICAL)

US abbreviation for health maintenance organization: a group that provides healthcare to people who pay to join it: For a monthly flat fee, paid by the consumer or employer, HMOs provide a specified list of medical services both in and outside the hospital.
  • HMO noun [C] (SHARED HOUSE)

UK abbreviation for house in multiple occupation: a house shared 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 fundamental repair.
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"HMO" in Business English

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HMOnoun [C]

uk   us  
INSURANCE abbreviation for health maintenance organization: in the US, an organization that allows people who have paid to belong to it to use particular doctors or hospitals if they are ill or injured: The average increase 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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