X

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Translingual[edit]

LetterX.svg
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER X
Codepoint U+0058
W ← Basic Latin → Y
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Etymology 1[edit]

Letter[edit]

X upper case (lower case x)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
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Cardinal number[edit]

Roman numeral
X
Previous: IX
Next: XI

X

  1. (Roman numerals) The number 10.

Symbol[edit]

X

  1. A symbol of the IPA, representing a voiceless uvular fricative.
  2. (bowling) strike

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from skull and crossbones

Symbol[edit]

X

  1. A hazard indicator, sometimes incorporated into standard labelling and signage systems
Derived terms[edit]

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Other representations of X:


English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cardinal number[edit]

X

  1. An unknown quantity or unknown value.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

X (upper case, lower case x)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the English alphabet, called ex and written in the Latin script.
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Noun[edit]

X

  1. Any mark that looks like that letter, such as such a mark made by a person who cannot read or write, in lieu of a signature.
  2. (lacrosse) The spot behind the goal.
Derived terms[edit]
  • (signature mark): xoxo

Etymology 3[edit]

Presumably by abbreviation of the pronunciation of ecstasy.

Noun[edit]

X (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Ecstasy, a particular street drug.

Etymology 4[edit]

Adjective[edit]

X (not comparable)

  1. (Former UK film certificate) Suitable only for those aged 16 or (later) 18 years and over.
  2. (movie rating) Obscene.
Translations[edit]
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Etymology 5[edit]

From Christ by abbreviation, from Ancient Greek Χ (Kh, (letter chi)), from Χριστός (Khristós, Christ).

Abbreviation[edit]

X (plural Xs)

  1. (informal) Christ
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Etymology 6[edit]

Sign reading “Pedestrian X” (Pedestrian Crossing)

From cross, due to the X symbol being a cross saltire.

Abbreviation[edit]

X (plural Xes)

  1. (North America) cross, crossing
  2. intersex or transgender (passports and identification documents)
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Etymology 7[edit]

As defined in CIE 1931 color space.

Noun[edit]

X (uncountable)

  1. One of the tristimulus values which, with Y and Z, defines coordinates in a three-dimensional color space. Pronounced big X or cap X.
    • 2003, Charles A. Poynton, Digital Video and HDTV: Algorithms and Interfaces, ISBN 9781558607927, p. 217:
      X, Y and Z are pronounced big-X, big-Y, and big-Z, or cap-X, cap-Y, and cap-Z, to distinguish them from little x and little y, to be described in a moment.

Derived terms[edit]


American Sign Language[edit]

Letter[edit]

X (Stokoe X)

  1. The letter X

Azeri[edit]

Letter[edit]

X upper case (lower case x)

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

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

X (capital, lowercase x)

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

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  • Previous letter: W
  • Next letter: Y

Esperanto[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

X

  1. (text messaging) Abbreviation of (or).

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Finnish[edit]

Letter[edit]

X (upper case, lower case x)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Finnish alphabet, called äks or eks and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used only in loanwords. In more established loanwords replaced with ks.

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French[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

X m, f (invariable)

  1. X-rated

Noun[edit]

X m, f (plural X)

  1. X (letter of the Latin alphabet)
  2. X-frame stool
    • 1862, Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, I.3.i:
      La duchesse de Duras lisait à trois ou quatre amis, dans son boudoir meublé d’X en satin bleu ciel [...].
      The Duchess de Duras was reading to two or three friends, in a boudoir furnished with X-frame stools in sky-blue satin.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

X (upper case, lower case x)

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

Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): /iks/
  • (phonetic realization) IPA(key): [ks]

Letter[edit]

X m, f (invariable, lower case x)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the Latin alphabet, called ics in Italian.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The letter X is not considered part of the Italian alphabet. It is found mainly in loanwords, Latinisms, and Grecisms.

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Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia ms

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [ɛk̚s]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable initial) IPA(key): [z]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable final) IPA(key): [k̚s]

Letter[edit]

X

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

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

X (capital, lowercase x)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the double-consonant sounds /gz/ and /ks/. Preceded by V and followed by Z.

Somali[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

X upper case (lower case x)

  1. The fifth letter of the Somali alphabet, called xa and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

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

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

X (upper case, lower case x)

  1. The 25th letter of the Spanish alphabet.