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T, t

[tee]
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noun, plural T's or Ts, t's or ts.
  1. the 20th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
  2. any spoken sound represented by the letter T or t, as in tub, but, or butter.
  3. something having the shape of a T.
  4. a written or printed representation of the letter T or t.
  5. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter T or t.
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Idioms
  1. to a T, exactly; perfectly: That job would suit you to a T.Also to a tee.
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t

Statistics.
  1. a random variable having Student's t distribution.
  2. the statistic employed in Student's t-test.
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T

[tee]
noun (sometimes lowercase)
  1. T-shirt.
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T

  1. tera-.
  2. Electricity. tesla; teslas.
  3. Physics. temperature.
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T

Symbol.
  1. the 20th in order or in a series, or, when I is omitted, the 19th.
  2. (sometimes lowercase) the medieval Roman numeral for 160.Compare Roman numerals.
  3. surface tension.
  4. Biochemistry.
    1. threonine.
    2. thymine.
  5. Photography. T number.
  6. Physics.
    1. tau lepton.
    2. time reversal.
  7. the launching time of a rocket or missile: T minus two.
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't

  1. a shortened form of it, before or after a verb, as in 'twas, 'tis, do't, see't.
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t-

  1. Chemistry. tertiary.
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T2

  1. thyroxine.
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T1

T-

  1. U.S. Military. (in designations of aircraft) trainer: T-11.
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t.

1
  1. in the time of.
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Origin of t.

1
From the Latin word tempore

t.

2

T.

  1. tablespoon; tablespoonful.
  2. Territory.
  3. Township.
  4. Tuesday.
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-t

  1. variant of -ed1 used in forming the past tense or past participle of certain verbs, usually occurring when the final consonant of the stem is voiceless, a lateral, or a nasal and there is internal vowel change in the root: slept; felt; dreamt.
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tau

[tou, taw for 1, 2, 4; tahv, tawv for 3]
noun
  1. the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet (T, τ).
  2. the consonant sound represented by this letter.
  3. tav.
  4. Also tau·on [tou-on] /ˈtaʊ ɒn/. Physics. tau lepton.
  5. Also called tau protein. Biochemistry. a protein that is an important component of nerve cells, helping to maintain their function and structure: in the brain, distortions in the protein’s molecular shape is associated with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Origin of tau

1250–1300; Middle English < Latin < Greek taû < Semitic; cf. tav
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Related Words for t

blabbermouth, meddler, snoop, parrot, tattler, tabby, tattle, taleteller, chatterbox, gossiper, rumormonger, informer, scandalmonger, busybody, talebearer, prattler, chatterer, t, flibbertigibbet, newsmonger

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  • For one thing Fred sha'n't get into that kind of muss if I can save him from it.

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  • It wa'n't good for him to be holed up out there in them hills all his life.

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  • One time he landed in Pocatello when there wa'n't but one game in town.

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  • And six weeks after that I had things in shape so't I was able to leave.

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  • She wa'n't meant fur it—and I'd rather have her marry an American, anyhow.

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British Dictionary definitions for t

t

T

noun plural t's, T's or Ts
  1. the 20th letter and 16th consonant of the modern English alphabet
  2. a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a voiceless alveolar stop, as in tame
    1. something shaped like a T
    2. (in combination)a T-junction
  3. to a T in every detail; perfectlythe work suited her to a T
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t

symbol for
  1. tonne(s)
  2. troy (weight)
  3. statistics distribution
  4. statistics See Student's t
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T

symbol for
  1. absolute temperature
  2. tera-
  3. chem tritium
  4. biochem thymine
  5. tesla
  6. surface tension
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abbreviation for
  1. Thailand (international car registration)
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T-

abbreviation for
  1. trainer (aircraft)T-37
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t.

abbreviation for
  1. commerce tare
  2. teaspoon(ful)
  3. temperature
  4. music tempo
  5. tenor
  6. grammar tense
  7. ton(s)
  8. transitive
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Word Origin for t.

(sense 4) Latin: in the time of

't

contraction of
  1. it
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tau

noun
  1. the 19th letter in the Greek alphabet (Τ, τ), a consonant, transliterated as t
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Word Origin for tau

C13: via Latin from Greek, of Semitic origin; see tav
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Word Origin and History for t

T

to cross one's T's (and dot one's i's) "to be exact" is attested from 1849. Phrase to a T "exactly" is recorded from 1690s, though the exact signification is uncertain, despite much speculation. The measuring tool called a T-square is recorded by that name from 1785.

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tau

nineteenth letter of the Greek alphabet, from Hebrew taw, last letter of the Hebrew alphabet, literally "sign, mark."

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

t in Medicine

t

abbr.
  1. temperature
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tau

n.
  1. The 19th letter of the Greek alphabet.
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t in Science

T

  1. Abbreviation of temperature, tesla, thymine
  2. The symbol for the isotope tritium.
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Idioms and Phrases with t

T

see dot the i's and cross the t's; to a T.

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