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K

k

Pronunciation: (kā), [key]
n.,
pl. K's or Ks, k's or ks.

1. the eleventh letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2. any sound represented by the letter K or k, as in bilk, kit, or sick.
3. something having the shape of a K.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter K or k.
5. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter K or k.

K




1. Chess.king.
2. Physics.Kelvin.
3. the number 1000: The salary offered is $20K.
4. Music.See Köchel listing.
5. kindergarten: a K–12 boarding school.
6. Real Estate.kitchen.

K




Symbol.
1. the eleventh in order or in a series, or, when I is omitted, the tenth.
2. Chem.potassium.
3. Computers.
a. the number 1024 or 210: A binary 32K memory has 32,768 positions.
b. kilobyte.
4. Baseball.strikeout; strikeouts.
5. Physics.kaon.
6. Biochem.lysine.

K



Ecol.
carrying capacity.

k




Symbol.
1. Math.a vector on the z-axis, having length 1 unit.
2. See Boltzmann constant.

K.




1. kip; kips.
2. Knight.
3. kwacha.

k.




1. Elect.capacity.
2. karat.
3. kilogram; kilograms.
4. Chess.king.
5. knight.
6. knot.
7. kopeck.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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