- the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet (Φ, φ).
- the consonant sound represented by this letter.
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Examples from the Web for phi
There are two sets of steps leading from the front doors of Phi Kappa Psi house.
The bonds of Phi Kappa Psi brotherhood were too strong to break.
The Charlottesville Police did indeed have jurisdiction over the Phi Kappa Psi house.
I have not sued Phi Kappa Psi, the University of Virginia, or any of the individuals involved.
Trotter graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and became the first black man named to Phi Beta Kappa.The Fight to Ban ‘Birth of a Nation’
November 20, 2014
"I'll give it to-night," he said hurriedly, as the Phi reached them.Stanford Stories
Charles K. Field
As for the Phi Sigma Tau, they were in the seventh heaven of rapture.Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School
Jessie Graham Flower
This caused him to be elected to the Phi Beta Kappa, the society of scholars.Theodore Roosevelt
Edmund Lester Pearson
"I was right in disliking the phi of that man," muttered Dagobert between his teeth.The Wandering Jew, Complete
Virginia had gone into Phi Kappa that winter, and Theo had been so proud of her.Smith College Stories
Josephine Dodge Daskam
- the 21st letter in the Greek alphabet (Φ, φ), a consonant, transliterated as ph or f
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Word Origin and History for phi
twenty-first letter of the Greek alphabet; see ph.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The 21st letter of the Greek alphabet.
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