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“ms” in English

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msnoun [ C ]

plural mss


uk /məz/ /mɪz/ us /məz/ /mɪz/

A2 a title used before the family name or full name 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/

(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 family name or full name:

Ms. McCracken/Ms. Elizabeth McCracken
What can I do for you, Ms. Jackson?

abbreviation for Master 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 ]


abbreviation for management science

(Definition of “MS” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)