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Ms1

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Pronunciation: /mɪz
 
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noun

A title used before the surname or full name of any woman regardless of her marital status (a neutral alternative to Mrs or Miss): Ms Sarah Brown
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  • Ms. Wilson, who married twice, held on to the house throughout her life, up until her recent death at the age of 98.
  • Ms Kumar’s career has been devoted to innovation and driving change through a number of organisations.

Origin

1950s: combination of Mrs and miss2.

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There are 2 main definitions of Ms in English:

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MS2

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Pronunciation: /ɛmˈɛs
 
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abbreviation

1.1Master of Science.
1.2Master of Surgery.
1.3Master Seaman.
1.6Motor ship.

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