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Pronunciation: (eks), [key]
n.,
pl. X's or Xs, x's or xs.

1. the 24th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2. any spoken sound or combination of sounds represented by the letter X or x, as in xylene, box, or exact.
3. something having the shape of an X.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter X or x.
5. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter X or x.

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Pronunciation: (eks), [key]
v.t., x-ed or x'dPronunciation: (ekst), [key] x-ing or x'ingPronunciation: (ek'sing). [key]
1. to cross out or mark with or as if with an x (often fol. by out): to x out an error.
2. to indicate choice, as on a ballot or examination (often fol. by in): to x in the candidate of your choice.

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1. experimental.
2. extra.
3. extraordinary.

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Symbol.
1. the 24th in order or in a series, or, when I is omitted, the 23rd.
2. (sometimes l.c.) the Roman numeral for 10. Cf. Roman numerals.
3. Christ.
4. Christian.
5. cross.
6. Elect.reactance.
7. Slang.a ten-dollar bill.
8. (in the U.S.) a rating of the Motion Picture Association of America for movies with subject matter that is suitable for adults only: persons who are under age (usually 17) will not be admitted. Cf. G (def. 7), PG, PG-13, R (def. 5).
9. (in Great Britain) a designation for a film recommended for adults only. Cf. A (def. 11), AA (def. 5), U (def. 5).
10. a person, thing, agency, factor, etc., of unknown identity.
11. Chem.(formerly) xenon.

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1. ex1 (def. 1).
2. excess.
3. Stock Exchange.
a. (of stock trading) ex dividend.
b. (of bond trading) See ex interest.
4. experimental.
5. extra.

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Symbol.
1. an unknown quantity or a variable.
2. (used at the end of letters, telegrams, etc., to indicate a kiss.)
3. (used to indicate multiplication) times: 8 × 8=64.
4. (used between figures indicating dimensions) by: 3" × 4" (read: “three by four inches”); 3" × 4" × 5" (read: “three by four by five inches”).
5. power of magnification: a 50x telescope.
6. (used as a signature by an illiterate person.)
7. cross.
8. crossed with.
9. (used to indicate a particular place or point on a map or diagram.)
10. out of; foaled by: a colt by Flag-a-way x Merrylegs.
11. (used to indicate choice, as on a ballot, examination, etc.)
12. (used to indicate an error or incorrect answer, as on a test.)
13. Math.(in Cartesian coordinates) the x-axis.
14. Chess.captures.
15. a person, thing, agency, factor, etc., of unknown identity.

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

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