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l

noun, often capitalized, often attributive \ ˈel \

Definition of l

plural l's or ls play \ˈelz\
1 a : the 12th letter of the English alphabet
b : a graphic representation of this letter
c : a speech counterpart of orthographic l
2 : fifty — see Table of Numbers
3 : a graphic device for reproducing the letter l
4 : one designated l especially as the 12th in order or class
5 : something shaped like the letter L; specifically : 2ell 1
6 : 2el

Examples of l in a Sentence

  1. a word that starts with an l

  2. a word that starts with l

First Known Use of l

before 12th century

Other Alphabet Terms


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l

abbreviation

Definition of l

1 lady
2 lake
3 lambert
4 land
5 large
6 late
7 left
8 length
9
[Latin libra]
pound
10 line
11 liquid
12 lira
13 liter
14 little
15 low

Examples of l in a Sentence

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


L

abbreviation

Definition of L

1 Lagrangian
2 long
3 loss; losses

l-

prefix

Definition of l-

1 \ˌlē-(ˌ)vō, ˌel, ˈel\ : levorotatory
  • l-tartaric acid
2 \ˌel, ˈel\ : having a similar configuration at a selected carbon atom to the configuration of levorotatory glyceraldehyde usually printed as a small capital
  • l-fructose

Origin and Etymology of l-

International Scientific Vocabulary, from lev-


L Defined for English Language Learners

l

noun

Definition of l for English Language Learners

  • : the twelfth letter of the English alphabet

  • : the Roman numeral that means 50


L Defined for Kids

l

noun, often capitalized \ ˈel \

Definition of l for Students

plural l's or ls \ˈelz\
1 : the twelfth letter of the English alphabet
2 : 50 in Roman numerals

L

abbreviation

Definition of L for Students

1 large
2 left
3 liter

Medical Dictionary

L

abbreviation

medical Definition of L

1 left
2 levorotatory
3 light
4 liquid
5 liter
6 lumbar used especially with a number from 1 to 5 to indicate a vertebra or segment of the spinal cord in the lumbar region

L

symbol

medical Definition of L

lithium

l-

prefix

medical Definition of l-

1 \ˌlē-(ˌ)vō, ˌel, ˈel\ : levorotatory usually printed in italic
  • l-tartaric acid
2 \ˌel, ˈel\ : having a similar configuration at a selected carbon atom to the configuration of levorotatory glyceraldehyde usually printed as a small capital
  • L-fructose
  • L-tryptophan

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