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k

play
noun, often capitalized often attributive \ˈkā\

Definition of k

plural

k's

or

ks

play \ˈkāz\
  1. 1 a :  the 11th letter of the English alphabet b :  a graphic representation of this letter c :  a speech counterpart of orthographic k

  2. 2 :  a graphic device for reproducing the letter k

  3. 3 :  one designated k especially as the 11th in order or class

  4. 4 :  something shaped like the letter K

  5. 5 :  a unit vector parallel to the z-axis

  6. 6 [kilo-] :  thousand <a salary of $24K>

  7. 7 [kilo-] :  a unit of computer storage capacity equal to 1024 bytes <uses 350K of disk space>

  8. 8 capitalized [struck] :  strikeout



Examples of k in a sentence

  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.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of k

before 12th century

Other Alphabet Terms


2

k

abbreviation

Definition of k

  1. 1 karat

  2. 2 kindergarten

  3. 3 king

  4. 4 kitchen

  5. 5 knit

  6. 6 knot

  7. 7 koruna

  8. 8 kosher —often enclosed in a circle

  9. 9 kyat




1

K

abbreviation

Definition of K

  1. 1 Kelvin

  2. 2 kilometer




2

K

symbol

Definition of K

  1. potassium



Origin and Etymology of k

New Latin kalium


K Defined for Kids

noun , often cap \ˈkā\

Definition of k for Students

plural

k's

or

ks

\ˈkāz\
  1. 1 :  the eleventh letter of the English alphabet

  2. 2 :  1thousand 1

  3. 3 :  kilobyte




Medical Dictionary

K

symbol

Medical Definition of K

  1. 1dissociation constant; ionization constant

  2. 2[New Latin kalium] potassium

  3. 3kelvin




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