t

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noun

plural t's or ts ˈtēz How to pronounce t (audio)
often capitalized, often attributive
1
a
: the 20th letter of the English alphabet
b
: a graphic representation of this letter
c
: a speech counterpart of orthographic t
2
: a graphic device for reproducing the letter t
3
: one designated t especially as the 20th in order or class
4
: something shaped like the letter T
5
6

t

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abbreviation (1)

1
metric ton
2
tablespoon
3
teaspoon
4
technical
5
temperature
6
[Latin tempore] in the time of
7
tense
8
tertiary
9
time
10
ton
11
township
12
transitive
13
troy
14
true

T

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abbreviation (2)

1
tera-
2
tesla
3
testosterone
4
thymine
5
toddler
6
tritium
7
T-shirt
Phrases
to a T
[short for to a tittle] : to perfection

Examples of t in a Sentence

Noun a word that begins with a t a word that begins with t

Word History

First Known Use

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of t was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near t

Cite this Entry

“T.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/t. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

t

noun
plural t's or ts
ˈtēz
often capitalized
: the 20th letter of the English alphabet

Medical Definition

T

1 of 2 abbreviation
1
tesla
2
thoracic
used with a number from 1 to 12 to indicate a vertebra or segment of the spinal cord
multiple injuries with a fracture of T-12
3
thymine

T

2 of 2 symbol
1
absolute temperature
2
tritium

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