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w

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noun \ˈdə-bəl-(ˌ)yü, ˈdə-bə-; ˈdəb-(ˌ)yü, -yə; ˈdəb-yē\

Simple Definition of w

  • : the 23rd letter of the English alphabet

Full Definition of w

plural w's or ws play \-(ˌ)yüz, -yəz, -yēz\

  1. 1 a :  the 23d letter of the English alphabet b :  a graphic representation of this letter c :  a speech counterpart of orthographic w

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

  3. 3 :  one designated w especially as the 23d in order or class

  4. 4 :  something shaped like the letter W


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w

abbreviation

Definition of w

  1. 1 water

  2. 2 week

  3. 3 weight

  4. 4 white

  5. 5 wicket

  6. 6 wide; width

  7. 7 wife

  8. 8 with



Examples of w

  1. The area of a rectangle is L x W.




1

W

noun

Definition of W



1960

First Known Use of w

1960


2

W

abbreviation

Definition of W

  1. watt




3

W

symbol

Definition of W

  1. tungsten



Origin of w

German Wolfram


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