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u

noun \ˈyü\

Simple Definition of u

  • : the 21st letter of the English alphabet

  • : a grade given to a student whose work is judged as not satisfactory

Full Definition of u

plural u's or us \ˈyüz\

  1. 1 a :  the 21st letter of the English alphabet b :  a graphic representation of this letter c :  a speech counterpart of orthographic u

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

  3. 3 :  one designated u especially as the 21st in order or class

  4. 4 [abbreviation for unsatisfactory] a :  a grade rating a student's work as unsatisfactory b :  one graded or rated with a U

  5. 5 :  something shaped like the letter U

Examples of u

  1. There are three u's in unusual.

  2. a word that starts with u



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of u

before 12th century

Other Alphabet Terms


2

u

abbreviation

Definition of u

  1. 1 unit

  2. 2 unsymmetrical

  3. 3 upper




1

U

play
adjective \ˈyü\

Definition of U

  1. :  characteristic of the upper classes



Origin of u

upper class


First Known Use: 1954


2

U

abbreviation

Definition of U

  1. 1 unsatisfactory

  2. 2 uracil




3

U

symbol

Definition of U

  1. uranium





U Defined for Kids

u

noun \ˈyü\

Definition of u

plural u's or us \ˈyüz\

  1. 1 :  the 21st letter of the English alphabet

  2. 2 :  a grade rating a student's work as unsatisfactory




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