- (in names of Spanish derivation) a contraction of de and the article el: Estanislao del Campo.
- (in names of Italian derivation) a contraction of di and the article il: Giovanni del Monte.
- a differential operator. Symbol: ∇
Origin of del2
First recorded in 1900–05; short form of delta
- delegate; delegation.
- delete; deletion.
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Examples from the Web for del
“The more visitors their channels attract, the more one-on-one attention they get from the network,” says Del Muro.Inside StyleHaul, the Largest Fashion Network on YouTube You’ve Never Heard Of
August 24, 2014
Regardless, that goes double for a hippy isle full of expats and pungent pot known as Bocas del Toro.A Man, a Plan, a Canal: Panama Turns 100
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Last week, del Toro and Cuse sat down with The Daily Beast to reveal the inside story of the making of The Strain.Vampires without Glitter or Girl Problems: Inside Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’
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Del Rey publicly complained and suggested the Guardian was exploiting her, but it was too late for that.
Kurt Cobain is one of the models of the kind of rock authenticity that Del Rey is compared to and found wanting.
"Here be no girls, Messer del' Orca," I answered him in the same tone.The Shame of Motley
This latter was begun by Del Piombo and finished by Salviati.Italy, the Magic Land
Del Dardo would have swooned to see how Annina handled his Unapproachable.Little Novels of Italy
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Frank knows when a man is dead, and you heard him pronounce Del Norte dead.
I want to congratulate him on his job in ending the career of that snake, Del Norte.
- maths the differential operator i (∂/∂ x) + j (∂/∂ y) + k (∂/∂ z), where i, j, and k are unit vectors in the x, y, and z directionsSymbol: ∇ Also called: nabla