The letter T.
An example of t is the first letter of the word "truck."
- the twentieth letter of the English alphabet: from the Greek tau, derived from the Hebrew tav
- any of the speech sounds that this letter represents, as, in English, the (t) of time
- a type or impression for t or T
- the twentieth in a sequence or group
- an object shaped like
- of t or T
- twentieth in a sequence or group
- shaped like
to a T
Origin of tClassical Latin tempore in the time (of)
Origin of tL tomus volume
- absolute (Kelvin) temperature
- Football tacklesometimes written t
- time (of firing or launching)
- Rom. History Titus (the praenomen)
- Physics torque
- Chem. triple bond
- Latin tempore (in the time of)
- troy (system of weights)
- also T.a. tablespoonb. tablespoonful
- Football tackle
- time reversal
- Sports turnover
nounpl. t's or T's also ts or Ts
- The 20th letter of the modern English alphabet.
- Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter t.
- The 20th in a series.
- Something shaped like the letter T.
manhole cover, Seattle Utility
This cast-iron manhole cover shows letters abbreviating the name of the Western Union Telegraph Company.
- a. teaspoonb. teaspoonful
- top quark
(lower case, upper case T)
lower case (upper case T)
(upper case, lower case t)
upper case (lower case t)
- (ratings) teen
- (finance) taxable
- (stock symbol) AT&T
- (rail transport, in multiple unit formations) trailer car.
- Popular term for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, or MBTA; specifically, referring to the subway or train. E.g.: "I'm going to take the T"
- (sports) The sports statistic for ties in a given period under a given criteria
- (basketball) technical foul
- American Library Association. Abbreviation of twentieth, a book size range (12.5-15 cm in height).
- transgender (TG) or transsexual (TS) (used in contrast to cisgender M or F)
- (archaic) Contraction of it.
- (text messaging) start
- Alternative form of T.
- (topology) The Kolmogorov property.
- (Northern England) The. (Used in Yorkshire and some areas of Lancashire)
- Before a vowel, t' is usually written and pronounced as if appended to the following word.
- In He can't make up his mind if he wants one or t'other (= He can't make up his mind if he wants one or the other) t'other is pronounced as if spelled "tother". Sometimes it is pronounced as a glottal stop.
- Before a consonant, t' is pronounced as a glottal stop following the preceding word.
- In I'm going down t' road to see me mam (= I'm going down the road to see my mother), down t' is pronounced as down followed by a glottal stop.
- (organic chemistry) tert- ; tertiary form
Abbreviation of Latin aetatis (“of age”)
t - Computer Definition
- Tera. From the Greek teras, meaning monster, translates to trillion.
- In terms of the electromagnetic spectrum, THz (terahertz) is a trillion (10 12 ) hertz, which is in the range of infrared and visible light. Infrared light has application in fiber optic and free space optics (FSO) transmission systems. A Tbps is a trillion (10 12 ) bits per second. In transmission systems, therefore, a trillion is exactly 1,000,000,000,000 since the measurement is based on a base 10, or decimal, number system.
- In computing and storage systems, a TB (terabyte) is actually 1,099,511,627,776 (2 40 ) bytes, as the measurement of internal computer memory is based on a base 2, or binary, number system. The term TB comes from the fact that 1,099,511,627,776 is nominally, or approximately, 1,000,000,000,000. See also byte, electromagnetic spectrum, and hertz.
- T interface or Reference Point T in ISDN. See Reference Point T.