x

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Letter x.svg
Unicode name LATIN SMALL LETTER X
Codepoint U+0078
w ← Basic Latin → y

Translingual[edit]

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Letter[edit]

x lower case (upper case X)

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

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Symbol[edit]

Wikipedia

x

  1. (IPA) voiceless velar fricative.
  2. (mathematics) An unknown variable.
  3. (mathematics) The first coordinate in Cartesian coordinates, representing horizontal position.
  4. Used as a placeholder for a digit or value that may vary.
    • 2008, Leonard Richardson, ‎Sam Ruby, RESTful Web Services (page 387)
      The 5xx [i.e. three digits starting "5"] series of status codes is for representing problems on the server side.
    • 2009, Ravi Rikhye, Concise World Armies 2009
      BRIGADE NUMBERING - TRADITIONAL • Armor Brigade [5xx series] • Armored Infantry Brigade [3xx series] • Motorized Infantry Brigade [2xx series] • Infantry Brigade [1xx series] • Special Forces [8xx series]
    • 2010, Tri "Slowhabit" Nguyen, ‎Martin Harris, Advanced PLO Play (page 53)
      Although my opponent will have 4xxx [i.e. a 4 and three other cards] frequently, I have to stack off occasionally to avoid being exploited in this spot.
  5. A kiss at the end of a letter, or similar missive.
    • 2012, Amanda Jennings, Sworn Secret
      i love you :)! xxx. She pressed send and stared at him. She giggled when he reached into his pocket and pulled out his phone.

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Other representations of X:


English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ɛks/
(file)
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ks/, /ɡz/, /z/, /kʃ/, /ɡʒ/

Letter[edit]

x (lower case, upper case X)

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

Abbreviation[edit]

x

  1. intersex or transgender (passports and identification documents)

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Conjunction[edit]

x

  1. (fandom slang) Used between the names of two characters to denote a ship, particularly in anime, manga, and video games.
    • 1998 31 August, Greg Upchurch, “[Eva][Fanfic] Aright”, rec.arts.anime.creative, Usenet:
      If there is anyone in the audience who can't stand someone pushing a Shinji x Rei thing, I know you want to quit on this fic now.
    • 2002 7 July, Arnold Kim, “Re: Favorite couples??”, alt.tv.buffy-v-slayer, Usenet:
      I'm a fairly big Angel x Buffy fan, though I'm not a particularly big fan of Angel. They just work well together, IMO.
    • 2003 29 April, sephigirl, “Re: [OT] Character selections was: Re: [POLL] Identification”, alt.fan.utena, Usenet:
      Tho' my doujinshi is a Cloud x Sephiroth - yes you read that right - Cloud's name is first. ^^!
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

Azeri[edit]

Letter[edit]

x lower case (upper 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 (lower case, upper case X)

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

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  • Previous letter: w
  • Next letter: y

French[edit]

Letter[edit]

x (lower case, upper case X)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the French alphabet, written in the Latin script.
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manchefr.Wikisource, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Chapter I:
      Avec ces propos et d’autres semblables, le pauvre gentilhomme perdait le jugement. Il passait les nuits et se donnait la torture pour les comprendre, pour les approfondir, pour leur tirer le sens des entrailles, ce qu’Aristote lui-même n’aurait pu faire, s’il fût ressuscité tout exprès pour cela.
      With these passages and other similar ones, the poor gentleman lost his judgement. He spent his nights and tortured himself to understand them, to consider them more deeply, to take from them their deepest meaning, which Aristotle himself would not have been able to do, had he been resurrected for that very purpose.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

x m, f (invariable)

  1. x; the 24th letter of the Latin alphabet

Preposition[edit]

x

  1. (text messaging, slang) 4 ( = for, preposition)

Malay[edit]

Letter[edit]

x

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

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Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /eks/, /ɛks/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ks/, /s/

Letter[edit]

x

  1. The 24th letter of the Norwegian alphabet.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Only appears in loanwords from e.g. Latin.

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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x (lowercase, capital X)

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the double-consonant sounds /gz/ and /ks/. Preceded by v and followed by z.

Spanish[edit]

Letter[edit]

x (lower case, upper case X)

  1. The 25th letter of the Spanish alphabet.