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Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the senses shown in 2) and 3).
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
1. (medical internal resident)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. resident
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El MIR que me atendió en el hospital llevaba trabajando más de 24 horas.The resident that attended to me in the hospital had been working for more than 24 hours!
b. house officer (United Kingdom)
La MIR hizo todo lo que estaba en su mano para asegurarse de que el paciente no necesitara nada tras la operación.The house officer did everything she could to make sure the patient wasn't in need of anything after the surgery.
2. (medical internal resident)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. national examination to become a resident medical intern
No puedo estudiar la especialidad que quiero porque no me da la nota del MIR.I can't study the specialty I want because I didn't get enough points in the national specialization examination.
Me gustaría sacar buena nota en el MIR para poder escoger el hospital que quiera.I'd like to get good grades in the MIR exam so I can choose the hospital I want.
3. (revolutionary left movement)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
a. MIR
En 1989, a pesar de no ser el partido más votado, el líder del MIR se convirtió en el presidente de Bolivia.In 1989, in spite of not being the party which received the most votes, the leader of the MIR became the president of Bolivia.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (examen)
a. competitive national examination for placement in house officer's post
2. (médico) (United Kingdom)
a. house officer (United Kingdom)
b. intern
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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1 (España) (Med) Médico interno residente
2 (Bol)Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria
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