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abbreviation
watt; watts.
withdrawn; withdrew.
withheld.
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W1

or w

[ duhb-uhl-yoo, -yoo; rapidly duhb-yuh ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˌyu, -yʊ; rapidly ˈdʌb yə /

noun, plural W's or Ws, w's or ws.
the 23rd letter of the English alphabet, a semivowel.
any spoken sound represented by the letter W or w, as in way, bewitch, or row.
something having the shape of a W.
a written or printed representation of the letter W or w.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter W or w.

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W2

abbreviation

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W3

Symbol.
the 23rd in order or in a series.
Biochemistry. tryptophan.
Chemistry. tungsten.

Origin of W

3
def. 3 from German Wolfram wolfram

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w/

abbreviation

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w.

abbreviation

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W.

abbreviation
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British Dictionary definitions for w (1 of 4)

w

W

/ (ˈdʌbəlˌjuː) /

noun plural w's, W's or Ws
the 23rd letter and 18th consonant of the modern English alphabet
a speech sound represented by this letter, in English usually a bilabial semivowel, as in web

British Dictionary definitions for w (2 of 4)

W

symbol for
watt
West
physics work
chem tungsten
women's (size)

Word Origin for W

(sense 4) from New Latin wolframium, from German Wolfram

British Dictionary definitions for w (3 of 4)

w.

abbreviation for
week
weight
width
wife
with
cricket
  1. wide
  2. wicket

British Dictionary definitions for w (4 of 4)

W.

abbreviation for
Wales
Welsh
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Medical definitions for w (1 of 2)

W 22

abbr.
watt

Medical definitions for w (2 of 2)

W 11

The symbol for the elementtungsten
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Scientific definitions for w (1 of 2)

w

Abbreviation of width

Scientific definitions for w (2 of 2)

W

The symbol for tungsten.
Abbreviation of watt
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