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O&MAbbreviation for organization and methods.
o.b.o.Written abbreviation for 'or best offer', used in advertisements to show that you may be willing to sell something for slightly less money...
o/bWritten abbreviation for 'on or before', used before a date that is the latest possible date that a bill can be paid or goods can be...
o/dWritten abbreviation for overdraft; overdrawn.
OAPOld Age Pensioner; a person who is old enough to receive a pension from the government.
oathA formal promise to do something. Be under oath also be on oath: to have made a formal promise to tell the truth in a court of law. Take...
Obamacare"Obamacare" is the word used by Republicans to deride President Barack Obama's signal achievement of his first term - reforming the US...
ObamanomicsObamanomics is a neologism which seeks to define the economic philosophy of the Obama administration. The portmanteau has obvious historical...
object languageA computer language that uses standard blocks of instructions that have already been written. Object language allows programmers to work...
object-orientedObject-oriented programs and software are built up from different parts, rather than being supplied as a single package.
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