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j

noun, often capitalized, often attributive \ ˈjā \

Definition of j

plural j's or js play \ˈjāz\
1 a : the 10th letter of the English alphabet
b : a speech counterpart of orthographic j (as j in jump)
2 a : a graphic device for reproducing the letter j
b : a unit vector parallel to the y-axis
3 : one designated j especially as the 10th in order or class
4 : something shaped like the letter J
5 J , plural J's or Js, basketball, informal : jump shot
  • … she flicked a pass to the corner, where Lawson nailed a J to tie the game at 51.
  • —Hank Hersch

Examples of j in a Sentence

  1. a word that begins with a j

  2. a word that begins with j

First Known Use of j

15th century

Other Alphabet Terms


2

j

abbreviation

Definition of j

1 jack
2 journal
3 judge; justice

J

abbreviation

Definition of J

joule

J Defined for English Language Learners

j

noun

Definition of j for English Language Learners

  • : the 10th letter of the English alphabet


J Defined for Kids

j

noun, often capitalized \ ˈjā \

Definition of j for Students

plural j's or js \ˈjāz\
: the tenth letter of the English alphabet

Medical Dictionary

J

symbol

medical Definition of J

mechanical equivalent of heat

Law Dictionary

J.

abbreviation

legal Definition of J.

1 judge
2 justice
3 judgment

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