k

40 ENTRIES FOUND:

1k

noun, often capitalized often attributive \ˈkā\

: the 11th letter of the English alphabet

plural k's or ks \ˈkāz\

Full Definition of K

1
a :  the 11th letter of the English alphabet
b :  a graphic representation of this letter
c :  a speech counterpart of orthographic k
2
:  a graphic device for reproducing the letter k
3
:  one designated k especially as the 11th in order or class
4
:  something shaped like the letter K
5
:  a unit vector parallel to the z-axis
6
[kilo-] :  thousand <a salary of $24K>
7
[kilo-] :  a unit of computer storage capacity equal to 1024 bytes <uses 350K of disk space>
8
capitalized [struck] :  strikeout

Examples of K

  1. There is one k in book.
  2. The word ends in k.
  3. She earned a salary of $30K.
  4. The program uses 350K of disk space.
  5. The pitcher had more than 10 Ks in his last game.

First Known Use of K

before 12th century

Other Alphabet Terms

cuneiform, linear, minuscule, pictograph, rune, symbology, wedge

2k

abbreviation

Definition of K

1
karat
2
kindergarten
3
king
4
kitchen
5
knit
6
knot
7
koruna
8
kosher —often enclosed in a circle
9
kyat

1K

abbreviation

Definition of K

1
Kelvin
2
kilometer

Examples of K

  1. a temperature of 200 degrees K

2K

symbol

Definition of K

potassium

Origin of K

New Latin kalium

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