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K 1

 (kā)
n. Slang
One thousand dollars.


K 2

The symbol for potassium.

[From New Latin kalium, potassium; see hypokalemia.]

K 3

abbr.
1. kelvin
2. kicker
3. kilobyte
4. kilometer
5. kindergarten
6. Games king
7. Bible Kings
8. strikeout

k 1

or K  (kā)
n. pl. k's or K's also ks or Ks
1. The 11th letter of the modern English alphabet.
2. Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter k.
3. The 11th in a series.
4. Something shaped like the letter K.

k 2

abbr.
karat
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k

(keɪ) or

K

n, pl k's, K's or Ks
1. (Linguistics) the 11th letter and 8th consonant of the modern English alphabet
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a voiceless velar stop, as in kitten
3. (Other Non-Christian Religions) See five Ks

k

symbol for
1. (Units) kilo(s)
2. (Mathematics) maths the unit vector along the z-axis

K

symbol for
1. (Units) kelvin(s)
2. (Chess & Draughts) chess king
3. (Chemistry) chem potassium
4. (General Physics) physics kaon
5. (Currencies) currency
a. kina
b. kip
c. kopeck
d. kwacha
e. kyat
6. one thousand
7. (Computer Science) computing
a. a unit of 1024 words, bits, or bytes
b. (not in technical usage) 1000
abbreviation for
(Automotive Engineering) Cambodia (international car registration)
[(for sense 3) from New Latin kalium; (for sense 6) from kilo-; (for sense 8) from Kampuchea]

K

or

K.

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

(keɪ)

n., pl. Ks K's, ks k's.
1. the 11th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.
3. something shaped like a K.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter K or k.

K

1. Computers.
a. the number 1024 or 210: A binary 32K memory has 32,768 positions.
b. kilobyte.
2. the number 1000: a $20K salary.
[abbr. of kilo-].
3. kindergarten.
4. kitchen.

K


Symbol.
1. the 11th in order or in a series.
2. potassium.
[< New Latin kalium]
3. Kelvin.
4. strikeout.
5. Physics. kaon.
6. lysine.

K


Ecol.
carrying capacity.

k


Math. Symbol.
a unit vector on the z-axis of a coordinate system.

K.

1. kip3.
2. Knight.
3. kwacha.

k.

or k,
1. karat.
2. kilogram.
3. knight.
4. knot.
5. kopeck.
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K

1. The symbol for potassium.
2. Abbreviation of kelvin
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K

Okay
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.K - the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
temperature unit - a unit of measurement for temperature
2.K - a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal groupK - a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
carnallite - a white or reddish mineral consisting of hydrous chlorides of potassium and magnesium; used as a fertilizer and as a source of potassium and magnesium
kainite - a white mineral consisting of magnesium sulphate and potassium chloride; a source of potassium salts; used as a fertilizer
langbeinite - a mineral consisting of potassium magnesium double sulphate; used as a fertilizer
brine, saltwater, seawater - water containing salts; "the water in the ocean is all saltwater"
sylvine, sylvite - a mineral consisting of native potassium chloride; an important ore of potassium that is found in sedimentary beds
3.K - the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
millenary - a sum or aggregate of one thousand (especially one thousand years)
4.K - a unit of information equal to 1000 bytes
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
megabyte, MB, M - a unit of information equal to 1000 kilobytes or 10^6 (1,000,000) bytes
5.K - a unit of information equal to 1024 bytes
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
word - a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory; "large computers use words up to 64 bits long"
mebibyte, MiB, megabyte, MB, M - a unit of information equal to 1024 kibibytes or 2^20 (1,048,576) bytes
6.k - the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet
Latin alphabet, Roman alphabet - the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
7.K - street names for ketamine
Ketalar, ketamine, ketamine hydrochloride - a general anesthetic and tranquilizer (not a barbiturate) that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly; used mainly by veterinarians or for minor surgery with geriatric or pediatric patients; taken in large doses it causes hallucinations similar to those associated with the use of PCP
Adj.1.K - denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or unitsk - denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"
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Translations

K

1 k [keɪ] N (= letter) → K, k f
K for KiloK de Kilo

K

2 ABBR
1. =kilo-kilo-
2. (= thousand) he earns 30Kgana 30.000 libras
3. (Brit) =Knight caballero de una orden
4. (Comput) =kilobyteK m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

K

k [ˈkeɪ] n (= letter) → K, k m
K for King → K comme Kléber

K

[ˈkeɪ]
abbr
(=kilobyte) → Ko(= kilo-octet)
(British) (=Knight) titre honorifique
n abbr (=one thousand) → K(= kilo)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

K

, k
nK nt, → k nt

k

n (Comput) abbr of kilobyteKB

K

abbr (in salaries etc) → -tausend; 15 K15.000
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K

k [keɪ] n (letter) → K, k f or m inv
K for King → K come kursaal

K

[keɪ]
1. abbr =chilokg
2. n abbr
a. (fam) (one thousand) he's on 25kprende 25.000 (sterline)
b. (Comput) =kilobyte
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

K

abbrv. símbolo para el potasio.
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