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Translingual[edit]

LetterK.svg
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER K
Codepoint U+004B
J ← Basic Latin → L

 

Character  K 
Unicode name KELVIN SIGN
Codepoint U+212A
 ← Letterlike Symbols → Å
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Letter[edit]

K upper case (lower case k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

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Symbol[edit]

K

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for potassium.
  2. Symbol for kelvin, the SI unit of thermodynamic temperature. Specifically (U+212A version)
  3. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for lysine.
  4. (geology) Symbol for hydraulic conductivity.
  5. Thousand.
    5k = 5,000
  6. (radio slang) over, waiting for reply

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Other representations of K:


English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Letter[edit]

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the English alphabet, called kay and written in the Latin script.
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Number[edit]

K (upper case, lower case k)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

K

  1. (education, US) Kindergarten.
    "K-8" is Kindergarten through eighth grade.
  2. (computing, often) Kilo-, 1,024.
  3. (computing) A single character message used as an acknowledgement (ACK), meaning "previous message received and understood."
  4. (Morse code) Go ahead, over: an indication that a message is complete and a reply is awaited.
  5. (baseball) Strikeouts.
  6. (chess) King.
  7. (biology) Carrying capacity.
  8. (slang) OK.
  9. (knitting) knit
    • 1855, Godey's Magazine (volume 51, page 71)
      Knit 3, p 1, k 2, purl 1, k 2, m 1, k 2 together, k 1.
  10. (Should we delete(+) this sense?) (US) The initial letter of the call sign of radio stations west of the Mississippi (see also W)

Noun[edit]

K (plural Ks)

  1. (law, informal) A contract.

American Sign Language[edit]

Letter[edit]

K (Stokoe K)

  1. The letter K

Azeri[edit]

Letter[edit]

K (upper case, lower case k)

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

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

K (capital, lowercase k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Dutch alphabet.

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  • Previous letter: J
  • Next letter: L

Esperanto[edit]

Letter[edit]

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called ko and written in the Latin script.

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Abbreviation[edit]

K

  1. (text messaging) Abbreviation of kaj (and).

Finnish[edit]

Letter[edit]

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Finnish alphabet, called koo and written in the Latin script.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the German alphabet.

German Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Production[edit]

This one-handed GSL sign is produced as follows:

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

Letter[edit]

K

  1. the letter K

Hungarian[edit]

Compass rose

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of kelet (east).

Noun[edit]

K

  1. E (east)

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Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia it

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): /ˈkappa/
  • (phonetic realization) IPA(key): [k]

Letter[edit]

K m, f (invariable, lower case k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Latin alphabet, called cappa or kappa in Italian.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The letter K is not considered part of the Italian alphabet and is found only in loanwords.

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Latvian[edit]

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia lv

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]

K

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called 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): [ke]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable initial) IPA(key): [k]
  • (Phoneme 1, Syllable final) IPA(key): [ʔ]
  • (Phoneme 2, Syllable final) IPA(key): [k̚]

Letter[edit]

K

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

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

K (capital, lowercase k)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Romanian alphabet, mostly used in foreign words to represent the phoneme /k/. Preceded by J and followed by L.

Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

K (lower case k)

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

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Slovene[edit]

Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia sl

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

K (capital, lowercase k)

  1. The 12th letter of the Slovene alphabet. Preceded by J and followed by L.

Somali[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /k/
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /kæːf/

Letter[edit]

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Somali alphabet, called kaaf and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by Q and followed by L.

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Spanish[edit]

Letter[edit]

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Turkish[edit]

Letter[edit]

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called ke and written in the Latin script.

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