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del1

[del] /dɛl/
1.
(in names of Spanish derivation) a contraction of de and the article el:
Estanislao del Campo.
2.
(in names of Italian derivation) a contraction of di and the article il: Giovanni del Monte.

del2

[del] /dɛl/
noun, Mathematics.
1.
a differential operator. Symbol: ∇.
Origin of del2
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; short form of delta

del.

1.
delegate; delegation.
2.
delete; deletion.

Del.

1.
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  • "Here be no girls, Messer del' Orca," I answered him in the same tone.

    The Shame of Motley Raphael Sabatini
  • This latter was begun by del Piombo and finished by Salviati.

    Italy, the Magic Land Lilian Whiting
  • del Dardo would have swooned to see how Annina handled his Unapproachable.

    Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • I want to congratulate him on his job in ending the career of that snake, del Norte.

    Frank Merriwell's Pursuit Burt L. Standish
  • Frank knows when a man is dead, and you heard him pronounce del Norte dead.

    Frank Merriwell's Pursuit Burt L. Standish
British Dictionary definitions for del

del

/dɛl/
noun
1.
(maths) the differential operator i(∂/∂x) + j(∂/∂y) + k(∂/∂z), where i, j, and k are unit vectors in the x, y, and z directions Also called nabla

del.

abbreviation
1.
delegate

Del.

abbreviation
1.
Delaware
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