from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. European Common Market
  • abbr. electronic countermeasures (to jam or confuse transmissions)
  • abbr. extracellular matrix

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  • Initialism of Exceptional case-marking.
  • Initialism of European Common Market.
  • Engine control module

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  • n. electronic warfare undertaken to prevent or reduce an enemy's effective use of the electromagnetic spectrum


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  • I think the term ECM still has a place in the acronym pantheon, but that place is an increasingly limited one.

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  • ECM is electronic countermeasures, while EVA is Extra-vehicular activity (basically space suit).

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  • Another three-letter word, ECM, as is the estimable label ECM Records, run by producer Manfred Eicher, might lend itself to a more precise subset of electronic-oriented recordings — music that is compositionally open-ended, and whose deeply sedative aspirations are not technologically dependent.

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  • He told me that the record label ECM was doing a live recording - which was eventually released on the album


  • Each volume of this unique jazz improvisation method includes: State of the art recordings (multi-track digital), recorded in the excellent Bauer Studios, where many of the productions for the record label ECM have been done, and in the Skyline Studios in New York City.

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  • Since at least the early 1970s, when he began recording for the German label ECM, he has practiced a pristine, self-sufficient style, endlessly awake to his instrument's acoustical properties.

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  • Manfred Eicher launched and faithfully maintains his hyper-romantic label ECM - to have the sound of certain instruments and the relationship between them and space so meticulously reproduced you can actually sense yourself suspended inside time.

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  • When German producer Manfred Eicher set up the independent music label ECM 40 years ago, his artistic agenda was simply the musicians he wanted to work with. Breaking News

  • I basically am to work for 2 days every week updating the intranet via a super advanced CMS, Content Management System, called the ECM, Enterprise Content Management.

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  • Later, Williams looks at German jazz label ECM (whose founder, Manfred Eicher, acknowledges patterning his initial output on Evans 'work on

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