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M m

M is the thirteenth letter of the Latin alphabet.



The letter M represents the bilabial nasal consonant sound [m] in Classical languages as well as the modern languages. It derives its shape from the Greek Μ or μ. Semitic Mem originally pictured water, in all probability.

The Oxford English Dictionary (first edition) says that 'm' is sometimes a vowel in words like spasm and in the suffix -ism.

Alternate representations

Mike represents the letter M in the NATO phonetic alphabet.

In international Morse code the letter M is DahDah: - -

In Braille the letter M is represented as (in Unicode), the dot pattern:

 XX .. X. 


In Unicode the capital M is codepoint U+004D and the lowercase m is U+006D.

The ASCII code for capital M is 77 and for lowercase m is 109; or in binary 01001101 and 01101101, correspondingly.

The EBCDIC code for capital M is 212 and for lowercase m is 148.

The numeric character references in HTML and XML are "M" and "m" for upper and lower case respectively.

Meanings for M

    • M is the symbol for molarity (M) of solutions.
    • m is the symbol for molality (m) of solutions.
  • In comic books, M is the name of a member of "Generation X", a team of younger

mutants affiliated with and coached by some of the former "X-Men".

See also

Two-letter combinations starting with M:

Letter-digit combinations starting with M:



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