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The stuff about "mu" (in Zen Buddhism) does perhaps belong, but not as a dialogue taken from GEB! This is an encyclopedia!  :-) --LMS

It's just a conspiracy (Ur, no that takes more'n one...) to instigate editing. I don't know much about Zen, but I thought it was cute and might entice someone to put in some real info. Hmmm, I wonder if I link Ur someone will write about the city .... --loh (2001-06-15)

Thanks for the update to the Zen type of "mu". What I had put was a little scattered and off the top of my head. --Joshua Eckroth

Exact measurement?[edit]

Mu (Chinese unit of measurement) (亩), equal to 666.7 square metres.

Is this the exact figure or is it actually 2/3 of 1,000 square metres. I ask because it is not universally known that, in the UK at least, 1 inch is defined as exactly 2.54 centimetres: most people think this is an approximation. --Phil 10:33, Jan 26, 2004 (UTC)

Dunno, I pulled it out of my otherwise quite good, recently published Chinese/English dictionary, so it could be either way --prat 12:48, 2004 Jan 26 (UTC)

Philosophical mu?[edit]

Isn't there another mu that means neither yes, nor no? My friends seem to use it and I was hoping to figure out what the bloomin' 'eck they're wittering on about. I suppose I'll have to invite them to write it. --[[User:Bodnotbod|bodnotbod » .....TALKQuietly)]] 14:52, Sep 9, 2004 (UTC)

That's mu (Japanese word) (the one listed here as "important to Zen"). Its usage as "neither yes nor no, as the question assumes things that are untrue" is common in some programmer circles, and comes from Discordianism (which ultimately got it from a Zen koan). Gwalla | Talk 20:57, 16 Sep 2004 (UTC)
Ah. Many thanks. --[[User:Bodnotbod|bodnotbod » .....TALKQuietly)]] 00:12, Sep 17, 2004 (UTC)

Disambig repair[edit]

In the process of cleaning out the ambigious links, there were two that need articles:

  1. The chinese unit of measurement, and
  2. The electronics (vaccuum tube?) term.

As these don't exist yet, I've removed them from the articles that pointed to this page.
brenneman(t)(c) 00:52, 25 November 2005 (UTC)


There is an operator called this in computer science (see partially recursive functions). Gubb     2006. September 9 17:06 (CEST) 17:06, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

I skimmed some related-looking Wikipedia articles a bit: μ-recursive function and μ operator. If I understand correctly, the μ-recursive functions can be shown to correspond to those that can be computed by Turing machines. The μ-recursive function appear to be described by building together certain more primitive operations and base functions, including the μ operator. The μ operator is, however, apparently used in other contexts than just here. - (talk) 14:52, 23 September 2012 (UTC)


nyogtyog can be:

In Asian languages:

Mu may also refer to:

  • Muonium's atomic symbol
  • Mu-metal, an alloy used for screening magnetic fields
  • Mu (lost continent), a mythical continent in the Pacific Ocean subsequently appearing in several books, films, and games
  • Mu (rocket), a Japanese rocket
  • Mu Dan, Chinese poet and translator
  • Mu, a women's Ultimate frisbee team based in England called Midlands Ultimate
  • Mu Online, an online role-playing game
  • Mu La Flaga, a character from the anime Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
  • Aries Mu, a character from the cartoon Saint Seiya
  • Mu phage, a bacteriophage
  • Groupe Mu, an interdisciplinary Belgian group focusing on linguistics and rhetoric

MU may stand for:


da:My de:Mu fr:MU ko:MU ru:Му it:Mu ja:MU sv:Mu


Regarding "μ by itself is a deprecated abbreviation for the deprecated unit micron. The preferred terms are µm and micrometre": Can someone clarify who deprecated the abbreviation? Is there a link to further information? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:19, 1 October 2007 (UTC)