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==M ==

M is the thirteenth letter of the modern English alphabet and the ISO basic Latin alphabet. It is used in various contexts in linguistics, science, mathematics, and other fields.

Linguistics[edit | edit source]

In linguistics, the letter M represents the bilabial nasal sound, which is a common consonant sound in many languages. It is produced by closing both lips and allowing air to pass through the nose. The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbol for this sound is [m].

Science[edit | edit source]

In science, M can represent different concepts depending on the context:

Mathematics[edit | edit source]

In mathematics, M can represent various quantities and concepts:

Medicine[edit | edit source]

In medicine, M can be an abbreviation for various terms:

  • M can stand for molar concentration, a measure of the concentration of a solute in a solution.
  • M is also used to denote the M protein, a virulence factor found in certain bacteria.

Other Uses[edit | edit source]

  • In music, M is the symbol for the major scale.
  • In film ratings, M is used in some countries to denote a movie suitable for mature audiences.

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