K meaning

Kilobyte.
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Something shaped like the letter K.
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Kindergarten.
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Kilometer.
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The 11th in a series.
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Karat.
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Of k or K.
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K is the 11th letter of the English alphabet or is short for kilo or karat.

An example of k is the first letter in the word "kite."

An example of K is the abbreviated form of the word kilogram.

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The 11th letter of the modern English alphabet.
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Kicker.
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(games) King.
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Karat (carat)
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Kilogram.
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Any of the speech sounds that this letter represents, as, in English, the (k) of kept.
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Kindergarten.
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(bible) Kings.
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(colloquial, text messaging, Internet slang) Abbreviation of okay. (Also spelled 'kay.)
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(obsolete, no longer productive) A suffix found in words of Middle English, Old English, and Proto-Germanic origin; occurring simultaneously in other Germanic languages, usually with an intensive or frequentative effect.
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Strikeout.
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The definition of k is related to the 11th letter in the English alphabet or the sound of that letter.

An example of K used as an adjective is in the phrase "K pancakes," which means pancakes shaped like that letter.

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Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter k.
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One thousand dollars.
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Kelvin.
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(bible) Kings.
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The eleventh letter of the English alphabet: from the Greek kappa, a borrowing from the Phoenician.
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A type or impression for k or K.
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The eleventh in a sequence or group.
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An object shaped like K.
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Eleventh in a sequence or group.
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Shaped like K.
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Kilometer.
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Kopeck(s)
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Boltzmann constant.
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(informal) A thousand dollars.

She earns 40K now.

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Karat (carat)
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Kathode (cathode)
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(physics) Kelvin.
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(football) Kicker.
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Kilobyte(s)
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Kilometer(s)
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(chess) King.
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Knit.
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Kosher: prepared according to kashrut.
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(baseball) Strikeout.
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(comput.) The number 1,024, or 210
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(music) A prefix to the numbers of the works of W. A. Mozart as indexed in the catalog of his works compiled by L. Köchel (1800-77), Austrian musicologist.
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(elec.) Capacity.
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(chem.) Potassium.
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Canine.

A police K-9 unit.

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Abbreviation of kelvin.
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See kilo and Kelvin.
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Kilo (k). From Greek khilioi, meaning thousand.
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In transmission systems, kHz (kiloHertz) is a thousand (10 3 ) Hertz, kbps (kilobit per second) is a thousand (10 3 ) bits per second, and km is a thousand (10 3 ) meters. In transmission systems, therefore, a thousand is exactly 1,000, since the measurement is based on a base 10, or decimal, number system.
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In computing and storage systems, a kB (kiloByte) is actually 1,024 (2 10 ) bytes, since the measurement is based on a base 2, or binary, number system.The term kB comes from the fact that 1,024 is nominally, or approximately, 1,000. So, 64 kB of memory is actually 65,536 (2 16 ) bytes.
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The only letter worth five points in the American version of Scrabble, the popular board game.
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The eleventh letter of the English alphabet, called kay and written in the Latin script.
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The first letter of callsigns allocated to American broadcast television and radio stations west of the Mississippi river.
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The ordinal number eleventh, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called kay and written in the Latin script.
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The eleventh letter of the English alphabet.
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(computing) A kilobyte (more formally KB or kB).
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(colloquial) Kilometre or kilometres.

We drove 15 ks before we realised Billy wasn't in the back seat.

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(colloquial) Thousand or thousands.

Just about 65 k of Jack's full salaray comes from servicing the Baker account.

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The SI measurement value of 1,000
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See K.
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Alternative form of K.
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(chemistry) A radical cation of potassium with a charge number of 1
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(computing) The ASCII control character vertical tab in caret notation.
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(metrology) Symbol for the kiloohm, an SI unit of electrical resistance equal to 103 ohms.
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Kilo-
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The symbol for Kelvin, the SI unit of absolute temperature. Measured from absolute zero, zero (0) degrees Kelvin (K) =
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(canoeing) A class of kayak for two seated people.
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(North America, education) Kindergarten through 12th grade (US)/grade 12 (Canada).
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(canoeing) A class of kayak for two seated people.
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(canoeing) A class of canoe for four seated people.
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Alternative spelling of K9.
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Origin of k

  • From New Latin kalium potassium hypokalemia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • k(ilo–)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English -ken, -kien, from Old English -cian, from Proto-Germanic *-kōną. Cognate with West Frisian -kje, German -chen, Danish -ke, Swedish -ka. Perhaps related to Old English diminutive suffix -uc, -oc. More at -ock.

    From Wiktionary