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 for CP/M
From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  CPM
         Communication Processor Module (Motorola)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  CPM
         Control Program for Microcomputers (OS, DR), "CP/M"
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  CPM
         Cost Per Minute
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  CPM
         Critical Path Method
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  CP/M
   /C?P?M/, n.
  
      [Control Program/Monitor; later retconned to Control Program for
      Microcomputers] An early microcomputer OS written by hacker Gary Kildall
      for 8080- and Z80-based machines, very popular in the late 1970s but
      virtually wiped out by MS-DOS after the release of the IBM PC in 1981.
      Legend has it that Kildall's company blew its chance to write the OS for
      the IBM PC because Kildall decided to spend a day IBM's reps wanted to meet
      with him enjoying the perfect flying weather in his private plane (another
      variant has it that Gary's wife was much more interested in packing her
      suitcases for an upcoming vacation than in clinching a deal with IBM). Many
      of CP/M's features and conventions strongly resemble those of early DEC
      operating systems such as TOPS-10, OS/8, RSTS, and RSX-11. See MS-DOS,
      operating system.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Control Program for Microcomputers
  CPM
  CP/M
  
      (CP/M) An early microcomputer operating
     system written by Gary Kildall of Digital Research for
     8080 and Zilog Z80-based 8-bit computers.  CP/M was very
     popular in the late 1970s but was virtually wiped out by
     MS-DOS after the release of the IBM PC in 1981.
  
     Many of CP/M's features and conventions strongly resemble
     those of early DEC operating systems such as TOPS-10,
     OS/8, RSTS and RSX-11.
  
     CP/M might have been the OS for the IBM PC instead of
     MS-DOS but Kildall wanted to keep control of his creation
     and only license it to IBM.  Big Blue however wanted to own
     and control it completely.  Kildall spent the day IBM's reps
     wanted to meet him enjoying the perfect flying weather in his
     private plane.
  
     [Did CP/M use the same FAT file system as MS-DOS?]
  
     (1996-01-07)
  

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