Apo: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ä'pô), [key]
— n.
  1. an active volcano in the S Philippines, on S Mindanao: highest peak in the Philippines. 9690 ft. (2954 m).


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  1. a prefix occurring originally in loanwords from Greek, where it was joined to verbs, deverbal forms, and other parts of speech. Among its functions in Greek,has the spatial sense “away, off, apart” (apogee; apocope; apostasy; apostrophe); it occurs with deverbals that denote a response or defense (apodosis; apology) and is found on verbs having perfective force relative to a corresponding simple verb (apoplexy; aposiopesis). In modern scientific coinages in English and other languages,marks things that are detached, separate, or derivative (apocarpous; apoenzyme).


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  1. Army & Air Force Post Office.
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