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EMU

abbr.
1. also emu electromagnetic unit
2. European Monetary Union

e·mu

 (ē′myo͞o)
n.
A large, flightless Australian bird (Dromaius novaehollandiae) that has shaggy brown plumage and is raised for its meat, oil, and leather.

[Portuguese ema, rhea.]

emu

(ˈiːmjuː)
n
(Animals) a large Australian flightless bird, Dromaius novaehollandiae, similar to the ostrich but with three-toed feet and grey or brown plumage: order Casuariiformes. See also ratite
[C17: changed from Portuguese ema ostrich, from Arabic Na-`amah ostrich]

EMU

abbreviation for
1. (Economics) European Monetary Union
2. (Economics) Economic and Monetary Union
3. (General Physics) See e.m.u.

e•mu

(ˈi myu)

n., pl. e•mus.
a large, flightless, ratite bird, Dromaius (Dromiceius) novaehollandiae, of Australia, resembling the ostrich.
[1605–15; ultimately < Portuguese ema cassowary]

EMU

1.

Also, emu.

electromagnetic unit.
2. European Monetary Union.

e·mu

(ē′myo͞o)
A large, flightless Australian bird related to and resembling the ostrich but smaller in size.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emu - any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism
unit, unit of measurement - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"
capacitance unit - a measure of the capacity of a circuit component to store charge
charge unit, quantity unit - a measure of the quantity of electricity (determined by the amount of an electric current and the time for which it flows)
conductance unit - a measure of a material's ability to conduct an electrical charge
current unit - a measure of the amount of electric charge flowing past a circuit point at a specific time
elastance unit - the reciprocal of capacitance
field strength unit - an electromagnetic unit of magnetic intensity
flux density unit - a measure of the amount of flux per unit of cross sectional area
inductance unit - a measure of the property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in it
light unit - a measure of the visible electromagnetic radiation
magnetomotive force unit - a unit of measurement of magnetomotive force
potential unit - a measure of the potential energy of a unit charge at a given point in a circuit relative to a reference point (ground)
power unit - a measure of electric power
radioactivity unit - a measure of radioactivity
resistance unit - the reciprocal of conductance
2.emu - large Australian flightless bird similar to the ostrich but smalleremu - large Australian flightless bird similar to the ostrich but smaller
flightless bird, ratite, ratite bird - flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis; elephant birds
Dromaius, genus Dromaius - a genus of birds in the order Casuariiformes
Translations
طائِر أسْترالي لا يَطير
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EMU

N ABBR =economic and monetary unionUME f, UEM f

emu

[ˈiːmjuː] Nemú m

EMU

[ˈiːmjuː] n abbr (=European Monetary Union) → UME f

emu

[ˈiːmjuː] [emu] (pl) n (= bird) → émeu m

EMU

abbr of European Monetary UnionEWU nt

emu

nEmu m

emu

[ˈiːmjuː] nemù m inv

emu

(ˈiːmjuː) noun
a type of Australian bird which cannot fly.
References in classic literature ?
Captain Sturt, [11] when descending the Murrumbidgee, in Australia, saw two emus in the act of swimming.
Dobrizhoffer [17] long ago was aware of there being two kinds of ostriches, he says, "You must know, moreover, that Emus differ in size and habits in different tracts of land; for those that inhabit the plains of Buenos Ayres and Tucuman are larger, and have black, white and grey feathers; those near to the Strait of Magellan are smaller and more beautiful, for their white feathers are tipped with black at the extremity, and their black ones in like manner terminate in white."
I observe in Burchell's travels in South Africa, that he remarks, "Having killed a male ostrich, and the feathers being dirty, it was said by the Hottentots to be a nest bird." I understand that the male emu in the Zoological Gardens takes charge of the nest: this habit, therefore, is common to the family.
CRH3 (CRHA380, speed 300 km/h) EMUs are chosen in passenger dedicated line to carry out experiments.
The director of one of these emu farms, Sangeeta Yadav, said: "The future lies in the meat and oil business of emus.
However, Birdlife Australia said the suggested new route of the highway would bisect emu foraging and breeding areas and endanger the lives of the emus in Clarence Valley.
Adult free-ranging emus were collected by ground shooting conducted by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department personnel.
Two other emus from the farm also bolted from their pen but were found unharmed in a nearby pumpkin field.
Single-minded focus on this difficulty in the past has been the excuse for doing no research, said Miller, who added that facilities like Japan's EMUs could be used to assess individual responses in the absence of any consensus on case definitions or phenotypes.
Kathleen de Azevedo's reply: I have found both emus and rheas used interchangeably for Rio Grande do Sul.
''There are other petting farms in Ireland and maybe two would have the emus but it very unusual for a natural hatching to be successful.
The eggs were laid in the emus' paddock in January this year.