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mWritten abbreviation for metre(s);mile(s);million.
M&ACommon short term for mergers and acquisitions, grouping the two concepts as a single area of interest. Although an acquisition may or may...
m-commerceThe buying and selling of goods and services over the Internet using mobile phones.
M0, M1, M2, M3, M4Different measures of money supply. Not all of them are widely used and the exact classifications depend on the country. M0 and M1, also...
Maastricht TreatyThe agreement in 1992 by member countries of the European Union to prepare for closer economic union and the Euro.
Macaulay duration
machine toolA powerful tool used for cutting and shaping metal, for example for making parts for cars, engines, machinery etc.
machine-readableMachine-readable documents are in a form that can be understood and used by a computer.
machinistSomeone who operates machines in a factory.
macroeconomicsThe study of trends that pertain to the whole economy, rather than to the different elements (companies, industries, consumers, etc.) that...
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