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  1. a random variable having a t distribution.

  2. the statistic resulting from a t-test.

Other definitions for 't (2 of 12)


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

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or t

[ tee ]

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.

  1. something having the shape of a T.

  2. a written or printed representation of the letter T or t.

  3. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter T or t.

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[ tee ]

noun(sometimes lowercase)

Origin of T

First recorded in 1970–75

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  1. (used in combination) tera-.

  2. Electricity. tesla; teslas.

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  1. the 20th in order or in a series.

  2. (sometimes lowercase) the medieval Roman numeral for 160.: Compare Roman numerals.

  1. surface tension.

  2. Chemistry. tritium. : Also T

  3. Biochemistry.

  4. Photography. T number.

  5. Physics.

  6. the launching time of a rocket or missile: T minus two.

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  1. Chemistry. tertiary.

Other definitions for T- (8 of 12)


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

Other definitions for -t (9 of 12)


  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.

Other definitions for t. (10 of 12)


  1. in the time of.

Origin of t.

From the Latin word tempore

Other definitions for t. (11 of 12)


  1. Football. tackle.

  2. taken from.

  1. tare.

  2. teaspoon; teaspoonful.

  3. temperature.

  4. tenor.

  5. Grammar. tense.

  6. territory.

  7. time.

  8. tome.

  9. ton.

  10. town.

  11. township.

  12. transit.

  13. transitive.

  14. troy.

Other definitions for T. (12 of 12)


  1. tablespoon; tablespoonful.

  2. Territory.

  1. Township.

  2. Tuesday.

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How to use t in a sentence

  • There'll be heaps uh fun in the Cypress Hills country when they get t' runnin' the whisky-jacks out.

    Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • An with that I laid down on the settee, an felt orful bad, an the more I tho't about it, the wus I felt.

  • I've tried to teach lots of folks; an' sum learns quick, an' some don't never learn; it's jest 's 't strikes 'em.

    Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
  • But ef Jos keeps on, airnin' ez much ez he hez so fur, he's goin' ter pay the Injun part on 't, when he cums.

    Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
  • It's easy for a prisoner t' slip a note to a friend that happens t' be mountin' guard.

    Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair

British Dictionary definitions for t (1 of 6)



/ (tiː) /

nounplural 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

    • something shaped like a T

    • (in combination): a T-junction

  1. to a T in every detail; perfectly: the work suited her to a T

British Dictionary definitions for t (2 of 6)


symbol for
  1. tonne(s)

  2. troy (weight)

  1. statistics distribution

  2. statistics See Student's t

British Dictionary definitions for 't (3 of 6)


contraction of
  1. it

British Dictionary definitions for T (4 of 6)


symbol for
  1. absolute temperature

  2. tera-

  1. chem tritium

  2. biochem thymine

  3. tesla

  4. surface tension

abbreviation for
  1. Thailand (international car registration)

British Dictionary definitions for T- (5 of 6)


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

British Dictionary definitions for t. (6 of 6)


abbreviation for
  1. commerce tare

  2. teaspoon(ful)

  1. temperature

  2. music tempo

  3. tenor

  4. grammar tense

  5. ton(s)

  6. transitive

Origin of t.

(sense 4) Latin: in the time of

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Scientific definitions for T


  1. Abbreviation of temperature, tesla, thymine

  2. The symbol for the isotope tritium.

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Other Idioms and Phrases with t


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

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