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Mu or MU may refer to:







  • Chemical potential, a form of potential energy that can be absorbed or released during a chemical reaction
  • Bridging ligand, an atom that connects two or more metal centers in a complex (molecule)

Other sciences[edit]

  • Mu phage, a bacteriophage of the Myoviridae family of double-stranded DNA non-enveloped contractile tail bacterial viruses
  • Groupe µ, an interdisciplinary Belgian group focusing on linguistics and rhetoric
  • μ, the population size from which in each generation λ offspring will generate in evolutionary algorithms in computer science.
  • Population growth rate, a calculation of doubling time of an organism or population
  • Centimorgan, or "map unit", a unit of recombinant frequency in genetics
  • Monitor unit, the machine output of a linear accelerator in radiation therapy
  • Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Record regulations in the U.S. linked to achieving measurable outcomes in patient engagement, care coordination, and population health
  • Mu in the Perl 6 programming language is the root of the language's type hierarchy, and derives from Mu usage in Buddhism: in that there are many undefined values in Perl 6, and Mu is the "most undefined value".



Business and industry[edit]

  • Mu Dynamics, a company which makes hardware and software to test network services
  • Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, US, known for producing semiconductor devices
  • Mu (rocket), a Japanese rocket family launched between 1966 and 200
  • China Eastern Airlines (IATA code: MU), an airline headquartered in Shanghai, China
  • Multiple unit, self-propelled train carriages capable of coupling with other units of similar type
  • Isuzu MU Wizard, a compact sport/utility vehicle
  • MU Press, an independent comic book publisher

Popular culture[edit]

Sports and games[edit]

Fiction and myths[edit]

Theater and music[edit]

  • Mu chord or mu major, a term coined by jazz-rock group Steely Dan to refer to various voicings of an add-9 chord
  • Mu Performing Arts, an Asian-American theater company and taiko drumming ensemble.
  • MU (musician), real name Mutsumi Kanamori
  • MU (70's band), a psychedelic group led by Merrell Fankhauser and Jeff Cotton
  • /mu/, the music board on 4chan
  • Miss Universe, a beauty pageant



  • Mu Dan, 20th-century Chinese poet and translator
  • Mu of Baekje, King of Baekje, 600–641


See also[edit]