# M

## English translation: M

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 Spanish term or phrase: M English translation: M Entered by:

 06:08 Dec 31, 2010
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Tech/Engineering - Mining & Minerals / Gems
 M Explanation:ie. million. The same abbreviation is used in English. 1 Ha = 10000 m2 88 Ha = 880000 m2 The first figure mentioned, “Limpieza de la capa superficial orgánica (980k m3)”, corresponds to an excavation to a depth of just over a metre. So this is already nearly a million cubic metres. Excavate 88 hectáreas to a depth of a few metres and you’re into the millions of cubic metres. Note also that, as the passage just quoted shows, your document is using “k” for thousands. “M” means millions here. In English "M" is used: “The Fairview field already produces 2.4 million cubic metres (Mm3) (80 million cubic feet) a day for the local market.” http://www.total.com/en/about-total/news/news-940500.html&id... Sometimes even found with lower case “m”: “Israel water requirements, now stand at 2,000 million cubic metres (mm3), two thirds of which are Arab, are barely met from the water resources at Israel's disposal. Assuming the most modest increase in Jewish population and using the present rate of consumption, Israel would need 2,427 mm3 in the year 2020 (Fig. 12) and 3,335 in the year 2050.” http://www.prc.org.uk/newsite/en/Books/92-from-refugees-to-c...
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Charles Davis
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Local time: 12:49
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5 +5M
 Charles Davis
5 -1miles
 Rosa Paredes
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referencia: prefijos del sistema internacional (SI)
 Juan Ripoll

24 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): -1
what does that M mean?
miles

Explanation:
M m3 millones de metros cúbicos
Millones de barriles de petróleo crudo equivalente. Mm3. Miles de metros cúbicos . MMMpc. Miles de millones de pies cúbicos. MMpcd. Millones de pies cúbicos ...
www.pemex.com/index.cfm?action=statusfilecat&categoryfileid... -

 Rosa ParedesCanadaLocal time: 03:49Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: English, SpanishPRO pts in category: 24
 Asker: How would you put it in English: 5.96M m3 y 1.96M m3

disagree  Juan Ripoll: Rosa, es "Mega". Pongo e disagí para evitar confusiones. Saludos El propio documento utiliza k para multiplicar por mil, lo cual también indica el uso de M por millones, en concordancia con los prefijos SI.
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what does that M mean?
M

Explanation:
ie. million. The same abbreviation is used in English.

1 Ha = 10000 m2
88 Ha = 880000 m2

The first figure mentioned, “Limpieza de la capa superficial orgánica (980k m3)”, corresponds to an excavation to a depth of just over a metre. So this is already nearly a million cubic metres.

Excavate 88 hectáreas to a depth of a few metres and you’re into the millions of cubic metres.

Note also that, as the passage just quoted shows, your document is using “k” for thousands. “M” means millions here.

In English "M" is used:

“The Fairview field already produces 2.4 million cubic metres (Mm3) (80 million cubic feet) a day for the local market.”

Sometimes even found with lower case “m”:
“Israel water requirements, now stand at 2,000 million cubic metres (mm3), two thirds of which are Arab, are barely met from the water resources at Israel's disposal. Assuming the most modest increase in Jewish population and using the present rate of consumption, Israel would need 2,427 mm3 in the year 2020 (Fig. 12) and 3,335 in the year 2050.”
http://www.prc.org.uk/newsite/en/Books/92-from-refugees-to-c...

 Charles DavisSpainLocal time: 12:49Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 72
 Thanks Charles!

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Reference: referencia: prefijos del sistema internacional (SI)

Reference information:
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prefijos_del_Sistema_Internacio...

 Juan RipollUruguayNative speaker of: Spanish

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