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Mount is often used as part of the name of specific
mountain A mountain is an elevated portion of the Earth's crust, generally with steep sides that show significant exposed bedrock. A mountain differs from a plateau in having a limited summit area, and is larger than a hill, typically rising at least ...

mountain
s, e.g.
Mount Everest Mount Everest (Chinese characters, Chinese: ''Zhūmùlǎngmǎ''; ; Tibetic languages, Tibetan: ''Chomolungma'' ) is List of highest mountains on Earth, Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range ...

Mount Everest
. Mount or Mounts may also refer to:


Places

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Mounts, Indiana Mounts is an unincorporated community in Gibson County, Indiana, in the United States. History Mounts was founded in about 1880. It was a request stop, whistle stop on the railroad. A post office was established at Mounts in 1886, and remained in o ...
, a community in Gibson County, Indiana, United States


People

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Mount (surname)Mount is a surname. Notable people with the surname include: * Anson Mount (born 1973), American actor * Charles Mount (1928–1995), American artist * Evelina Mount (1837–1920), American painter * Ferdinand Mount (born 1939), British writer, nove ...
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William L. MountsWilliam Leon Mounts (August 31, 1862–February 5, 1929) was an American lawyer and politician. Mounts was born in Carlinville, Illinois. He graduated from Blackburn College in 1881 and was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1885. He practiced la ...
(1862–1929), American lawyer and politician


Computing and software

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Mount (computing) Mounting is a process by which the operating system An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware, computer software, software resources, and provides common daemon (computing), services for computer programs. Tim ...
, the process of making a file system accessible *
Mount (Unix) In computing Computing is any goal-oriented activity requiring, benefiting from, or creating computing machinery. It includes the study and experimentation of algorithmic processes and development of both computer hardware , hardware and softwar ...
, the utility in Unix-like operating systems which mounts file systems


Displays and equipment

* Mount, a fixed point for attaching equipment, such as a
hardpoint showing numerous hardpoint mountings A hardpoint (more formally known as a station or weapon station) is a location on an airframe designed to carry an external or internal load. This includes a station on the wing A wing is a type of fin ...
on an airframe * Mount, a
hanging scroll A hanging scroll is one of the many traditional ways to display and exhibit East Asian painting and calligraphy. The hanging scroll was displayed in a room for appreciation; it is to be distinguished from the handscroll, which was narrower and desi ...
for mounting paintings * Mount, to display an item on a heavy backing such as
foamcore Foamcore, foam board, or paper-faced foam board is a lightweight and easily cut material used for wikt:mount, mounting of photographic prints, as backing for picture frame, picture framing, for making scale models, and in painting. It consists of ...
, e.g.: ** To attach a picture or a painting to a support, followed by framing it ** To pin a
biological specimen A biological specimen (also called a biospecimen) is a biological laboratory specimen held by a biorepository for research. Such a specimen would be taken by Sampling (medicine), sampling so as to be representative of any other specimen taken fr ...
, on a heavy backing in a stretched stable position for ease of dissection or display ** To prepare dead animals for display in
taxidermy Taxidermy is the art Art is a diverse range of (products of) human activities involving creative imagination to express technical proficiency, beauty, emotional power, or conceptual ideas. There is no generally agreed definition of w ...

taxidermy
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Lens mount A lens mount is an interface – mechanical and often also electrical – between a photographic camera body and a lens. It is a feature of camera systems where the System camera, body allows interchangeable lenses, most usually the rangefinder ...
, an interface used to fix a lens to a camera * Mounting, placing a
cover slip Image:Fedolemez.jpg, 240px, A microscope slide (top) and a cover slip (bottom) A microscope slide is a thin flat piece of glass, typically 75 by 26 mm (3 by 1 inches) and about 1 mm thick, used to hold objects for examination under a mi ...
on a specimen on a microscopic slide *
Telescope mount , Merate (LC), Italy. (South support) A telescope mount is a mechanical structure which supports a telescope. Telescope mounts are designed to support the mass of the telescope and allow for accurate pointing of the instrument. Many sorts of moun ...
, a device used to support a telescope *
Weapon mount A weapon mount is an assembly or mechanism Mechanism may refer to: *Mechanism (engineering) In engineering, a mechanism is a Machine, device that transforms input forces and movement into a desired set of output forces and movement. Mechanisms ge ...
, equipment used to secure an armament *
Picture mount File:TEIDE.JPG, An Synthetic aperture radar, SAR radar imaging, radar image acquired by the SIR-C/X-SAR radar on board the Space Shuttle Endeavour shows the Teide volcano. The city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is visible as the purple and white a ...


Sports

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Mount (grappling) The mount, or mounted position, is a grappling position#Ground grappling position, dominant ground grappling position, where one combatant sits on the other combatants torso with the face pointing towards the opponent's head. This is a favorable ...
, a grappling position * Mount, to board an apparatus used for
gymnastics Gymnastics is a sport Sport pertains to any form of Competition, competitive physical activity or game that aims to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants and, in some cases, entertai ...

gymnastics
, such as a balance beam


Other uses

* Mount, in
copulation Sexual intercourse (or coitus or copulation) is sexual activity typically involving the insertion and thrusting of the penis A penis (plural ''penises'' or ''penes'' ) is the primary sexual organ that male Male (♂) is the sex of a ...
, the union of the sex organs in mating * Mount, a
riding animal A working animal is an animal, usually domesticated Domestication is a sustained multi-generational relationship in which one group of organisms assumes a significant degree of influence over the reproduction and care of another group to secu ...
* Mount, or
Vahana ''Vahana'' ( sa, वाहन, or animal vehicle, literally "that which carries, that which pulls") denotes the being, typically an animal or mythical entity, a particular Hindu deity is said to use as a vehicle. In this capacity, the vahana i ...
, an animal or mythical entity closely associated with a particular deity in Hindu mythology * Mount, to add butter to a sauce in order to thicken it, as with ''
beurre monté ''Beurre monté'' refers to melted butter Butter is a dairy product made from the fat and protein components of milk Milk is a nutrient-rich liquid food produced by the mammary gland A mammary gland is an exocrine gland in huma ...
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See also

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The Mount (disambiguation)The Mount may refer to: Geography * Mount Maunganui Mount Maunganui (, ) is a major residential, commercial and industrial suburb of the Tauranga metropolitan area, located on a peninsula to the north-east of Tauranga's city centre. It was an ...
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Mountain (disambiguation) A mountain A mountain is an elevated portion of the Earth's crust, generally with steep sides that show significant exposed bedrock. A mountain differs from a plateau in having a limited summit area, and is larger than a hill, typically risin ...
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Massif (disambiguation) A massif is a type of mountainous geological formation. Massif may also refer to: Places Geography * Massif Central, a highland region of Southern France * Massif du Nord (North Massif), a mountain range in Haiti * Mount Massif, a mountain in Tasm ...
* Hill (disambiguation) {{disambiguation