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Symbol.
Mathematics. a vector on the z-axis, having length 1 unit.
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Other definitions for k (2 of 8)

K1

or k

[ key ]
/ keɪ /

noun, plural K's or Ks, k's or ks.
the eleventh letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
any sound represented by the letter K or k, as in bilk, kit, or sick.
something having the shape of a K.
a written or printed representation of the letter K or k.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter K or k.

Other definitions for k (3 of 8)

K2

abbreviation
the number 1000: The salary offered is $20K.

Origin of K

2
Abbreviation of kilo-

Other definitions for k (4 of 8)

K3

abbreviation
Chess. king.
Physics. Kelvin.
kindergarten: a K–12 boarding school.
Real Estate. kitchen.

Other definitions for k (5 of 8)

K4

Symbol.
the eleventh in order or in a series.
Computers.
  1. the number 1024 or 210: A binary 32K memory has 32,768 positions.
  2. kilobyte.
Baseball. strikeout; strikeouts.
Physics. kaon.
Biochemistry. lysine.
Chemistry. potassium.

Origin of K

4
def. 6 from German Kalium

Other definitions for k (6 of 8)

K

abbreviation Ecology.
carrying capacity.

Other definitions for k (7 of 8)

k.

abbreviation

Other definitions for k (8 of 8)

K.

abbreviation
kip; kips.
Knight.
kwacha.
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British Dictionary definitions for k (1 of 4)

k

symbol for
kilo(s)
maths the unit vector along the z-axis

British Dictionary definitions for k (2 of 4)

k

K

/ (keɪ) /

noun plural k's, K's or Ks
the 11th letter and 8th consonant of the modern English alphabet
a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a voiceless velar stop, as in kitten

British Dictionary definitions for k (3 of 4)

K

K.


abbreviation for
Köchel: indicating the serial number in the catalogue (1862) of the works of Mozart made by Ludwig von Köchel (1800–77)

British Dictionary definitions for k (4 of 4)

K

symbol for
abbreviation for
Cambodia (international car registration)

Word Origin for K

(for sense 3) from New Latin kalium; (for sense 6) from kilo-; (for sense 8) from Kampuchea
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Medical definitions for k (1 of 2)

K 11

The symbol for the elementpotassium

Medical definitions for k (2 of 2)

K 22

abbr.
kelvin
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Scientific definitions for k

K

Abbreviation of kelvin
The symbol for potassium.
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