U

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LetterU.svg
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER U
Unicode block Basic Latin
Codepoint U+0055
T ← Basic Latin → V
See also: u, û, Ս, Ա, Մ, , and Appendix:Variations of "u"

Translingual[edit]

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Letter[edit]

U upper case (lower case u)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

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Symbol[edit]

U

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for uranium.
  2. (genetics) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for uracil
  3. (physics) voltage
  4. (mathematics, statistics) uniform distribution
  5. (algebra) unitary group

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Other representations of U:


English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

U (upper case, lower case u)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the English alphabet, called u and written in the Latin script.

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Derived terms[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

U

  1. (British film certificate) universal (suitable for all ages)
  2. under
  3. university
  4. up or upper
  5. united
  6. unclassified

Adjective[edit]

U (comparative more U, superlative most U)

  1. (chiefly UK) Characteristic of the upper classes, particularly in use of language.

Antonyms[edit]

Quotations[edit]

  • [1956], Alan S.C. Ross, “U and non-U,” in Brewer’s Anthology of England and the English, David Milsted [1]
    To TAKE a bath is non-U against U to HAVE one’s bath.
  • 1956, Nancy Mitford, Noblesse Oblige: an Inquiry into the Identifiable Characteristics of the English Aristocracy
    In a treatise that still causes ripples in English society, Mitford defined various terms as either U (upper class) or non-U.
  • 1992, Stephan Gramley, Survey of Modern English [2]
    Other, perhaps more contentious generalizations, which nevertheless contain a certain amount of truth, are that afternoon tea is U, starts at four and typically consists of tea, thin sandwiches and cakes.
  • 1992, Linda Rosenkrantz, Beyond Charles and Diana [3]

Proper noun[edit]

U

  1. A language belonging to the Austro-Asiatic language family which is spoken in China.

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American Sign Language[edit]

Letter[edit]

U (Stokoe U)

  1. The letter U

Azeri[edit]

Letter[edit]

U upper case (lower case u)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Azeri alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has articles on:

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Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

U (personal & reflexive pronoun, capitalized form of u)

  1. (archaic) Second-person singular & plural, objective & subjective: you (polite).

Usage notes[edit]

See usage notes at u.

Letter[edit]

U (capital, lowercase u)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Dutch alphabet.

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: T
  • Next letter: V

Esperanto[edit]

Letter[edit]

U (upper case, lower case u)

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

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Finnish[edit]

Letter[edit]

U (upper case, lower case u)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Finnish alphabet, called uu and written in the Latin script.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

U (upper case, lower case u)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the German alphabet.

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme; name of letter) IPA(key): /u/
  • (phoneme, when followed by a vowel in the same syllable) IPA(key): /w/

Letter[edit]

U m, f (invariable, lower case u)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Italian alphabet, called u and written in the Latin script.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

In Latin, the letter U is a modern typographical convention for the vowel form of V. The letter V in ancient times denoted either a vowel or a consonant, see V for more information.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Classical: IPA: short /u/, long /u:/

Letter[edit]

U

  1. A letter of the Latin alphabet.

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]

U

U (upper case, lower case u)

  1. The twenty-ninth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called u and written in the Latin script.

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Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia ms

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [ju]
  • (Phoneme) IPA(key): [u]
  • (Phoneme, Closed ultima) IPA(key): [o]

Letter[edit]

U

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

U (capital, lowercase u)

  1. The twenty-sixth letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /u/. Preceded by Ţ and followed by V.

Saanich[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

U

  1. The thirty-second letter of the Saanich alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /u/, /w/

Letter[edit]

U (lower case u)

  1. The thirty-first letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Slovene[edit]

Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:

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Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

U (capital, lowercase u)

  1. The 22nd letter of the Slovene alphabet. Preceded by T and followed by V.

Somali[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ʉ/, /u/
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ʔu/

Letter[edit]

U upper case (lower case u)

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

Usage notes[edit]

  1. The twenty-seventh, and final, letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by O.

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Spanish[edit]

Letter[edit]

U (upper case, lower case u)

  1. The 22nd letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Turkish[edit]

Letter[edit]

U (upper case, lower case u)

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

U (upper case, lower case u)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called u and written in the Latin script.

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