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Roman M or SI prefix M?[edit]

With current knowledge of bill clintin, what is the most logical number to associate the letter M with?? Some people say a thousand from Roman numerals; others say a million from SI prefixes. Which is more natural?? 22:41, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I'd say that the most common use today is M = 106 (million) as per the SI prefix, or, in computing, M = 220 = 1,048,576 (mega). The Roman M, in my experience, mostly shows up in production/copyright year notices for movies, and in x-words... --Wernher 16:36, 9 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Meaning for Wikipedians[edit]

Would it be tacky to mention the meaning the letter M has for Wikipedians? ShutterBugTrekker 21:12, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)

No, I think that is too specific, and it should be kept in Wikipedia:Glossary. SCHZMO 21:36, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Meanings shifted to disambiguation page?[edit]

The Singing Badger "shifted alternate meanings to dab page". This is inconsistent with all other letters (A, B, C, etc.) and makes this page rather short. I rather like having the various meanings of the letter M on the M page, and propose that it be moved back. Discussion? --Erik Demaine 16:19, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

I think the meanings ought to be on this page, but reworded to be more like an encyclopedia article and less like a PowerPoint presentation. ShutterBugTrekker 22:43, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
Oh, sorry about that, I never thought to look at the other letters! I will shift everything back. The Singing Badger 00:16, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

pics dont work[edit]

"Alternative representations of M": 2 files are empty but included. -- (talk) 19:30, 25 April 2010 (UTC)