D

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Translingual[edit]

LetterD.svg
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER D
Codepoint U+0044
C ← Basic Latin → E
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Etymology 1[edit]

Etruscan 𐌃 (D), the source for Latin D From Etruscan 𐌃 (D), from Greek Δ (D, Delta), from Phoenician 𐤃 (D, dalet).

Letter[edit]

D upper case (lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
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Etymology 2[edit]

A simplification of Ð under the graphic influence of the letter D, from a standardization of Ɔ superposed on a ⋌ or ⊢, from the practice of circling each hundredth ⋌ (now Roman numeral V), the tally stick notch mark representing five.

Numeral[edit]

D (upper case Roman numeral, lower case d)

  1. (mathematics) cardinal number five hundred (500).

Etymology 3[edit]

  • (chemistry, deuterium): abbreviation of deuterium
  • (computing, hexadecimal 13): From its position as the thirteenth element of the series {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E, F}
  • (Germany): abbreviation of German word Deutschland (Germany)

Symbol[edit]

D

  1. (chemistry) Deuterium, when it needs to be distinguished from ordinary hydrogen.
  2. (computing) Hexadecimal symbol for thirteen.
  3. A standard size of dry cell battery larger than C.
  4. Vehicle-distinguishing sign for Germany.
  5. (biochemistry) IUPAC one-letter abbreviation for aspartic acid.
  6. (mathematics) The differential operator in calculus and analysis.

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Other representations of D:


English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter ᛞ (d, “daeg”), replaced by D

Old English upper case letter D from 7th century replacement by Latin upper case letter D of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter (d, daeg).

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the English alphabet, called dee and written in the Latin script.
    • 1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm, chapter 3
      Boxer could not get beyond the letter D. He would trace out A, B, C, D, in the dust with his great hoof []

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Number[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The ordinal number fourth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called dee and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2[edit]

Various abbreviations

Abbreviation[edit]

D

  1. Defense.
  2. (US politics) Democrat, especially preceding the constituent location.
    D-New York
  3. Divorced.
  4. Down (direction).
  5. Drive, the setting of an automatic transmission.
  6. (printing) Duodecimo, as adopted by the American Library Association.
  7. Dutch language.
  8. (with “The”) The City of Detroit.
  9. Dick; penis.
    She wants the D!
  10. (electronics) Data.
  11. (Unicode) Canonical Decomposition
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Etymology 3[edit]

From the shape of the upper case letter "D"

Noun[edit]

D (plural Ds)

  1. (snooker) The semicircle on the baulk line, inside which the cue ball must be placed at a break-off.

Etymology 4[edit]

From the position (4) of the letter D in the English alphabet.

Noun[edit]

D (plural Ds)

  1. a grade awarded for a class, better than outright failure (which can be F or E depending on the institution) and worse than a C

American Sign Language[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (Stokoe D)

  1. The letter D

Azeri[edit]

Letter[edit]

D upper case (lower case d)

  1. The fifth letter of the Azeri alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the Dutch alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fifth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called do and written in the Latin script.

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Finnish[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called dee and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used only in loanwords except for the weak grade of t.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the German alphabet, written in the Latin script.

German Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to the French Sign Language sign for "D".

Production[edit]

This one-handed GSL sign is produced as follows:

  • Posture the dominant hand in the “D” shape.

Letter[edit]

D

  1. the letter D

Hungarian[edit]

Compass rose

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of dél (south).

Noun[edit]

D

  1. s. (south)

Declension[edit]

The following table contains the declension used in writing. In speaking, always use the declined full word, see under dél.

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Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D m, f (invariable, lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the Italian alphabet, called di and written in the Latin script.

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Latvian[edit]

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Letter[edit]

D

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The sixth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

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Malay[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [di]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable initial) IPA(key): [d]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable final) IPA(key): [t̚]

Letter[edit]

D

  1. The fourth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

D

  1. Abbreviation of dom. (as a title)

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The sixth letter of the Romanian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (lower case d)

  1. The eighth letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Slovene[edit]

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Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fifth letter of the Slovene alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Somali[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D upper case (lower case d)

  1. The seventh letter of the Somali alphabet, called deel and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  1. The seventh letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by KH and followed by R.

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Spanish[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the Spanish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Turkish[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fifth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called de and written in the Latin script.

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The sixth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called , đê or dờ and written in the Latin script.

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