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Om

also Aum  (ōm)
n. Hinduism & Buddhism
The supreme and most sacred syllable, consisting in Sanskrit of the three sounds (a), (u), and (m), representing various fundamental triads and believed to be the spoken essence of the universe. It is uttered as a mantra and in affirmations and blessings.

[Sanskrit om, aum.]

om

the internet domain name for
(Computer Science) Oman

Om

(əʊm)
n
(Hinduism) Hinduism a sacred syllable typifying the three gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva, who are concerned in the threefold operation of integration, maintenance, and disintegration
[from Sanskrit]

OM

abbreviation for
1. (in Britain)Order of Merit
2. (Automotive Engineering) Oman (international car registration)
symbol for
(Currencies) currency (the former) Ostmark

Om

(ɔm)

n.
a sacred syllable used as a mantra in Hinduism and Buddhism.
[1780–90; < Skt]

O.M.

Order of Merit.

Om

or aum The symbol of Hinduism and of Hindu dharma. It represents the divine reality of the universe and is the first sound which began creation. By chanting “om,” Hindus identify themselves as part of the whole of creation.