Z

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See also: z [U+007A LATIN SMALL LETTER Z], ʒ [U+0292 LATIN SMALL LETTER EZH], Ζ [U+0396 GREEK CAPITAL LETTER ZETA], [U+2124 DOUBLE-STRUCK CAPITAL Z], [U+4E59 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-4E59], [U+31B8 BOPOMOFO LETTER GH], and Appendix:Variations of "z"
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LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Z
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[U+0059]
Basic Latin [
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FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Z

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Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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Letter[edit]

Z (lower case z)

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

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Symbol[edit]

Z

  1. (metrology) zetta-
  2. (physics) the impedance of an electrical circuit
  3. (physics, computer graphics) the depth dimension in a 3D environment
  4. (physics) atomic number
  5. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for either aspargine or aspartic acid

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Other representations of Z:


English[edit]

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Z (upper case, lower case z, plural Zs or Z's)

  1. The twenty-sixth letter of the English alphabet, called zed or zee and written in the Latin script.

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z upper case (lower case z)

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

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (capital, lowercase z)

  1. The twenty-sixth and last letter of the Dutch alphabet.

Adverb[edit]

Z

  1. Abbreviation of zuid; south

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  • Previous letter: Y

Esperanto[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (upper case, lower case z)

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

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Estonian[edit]

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Letter[edit]

Z (upper case, lower case z)

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used only in loanwords.

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Finnish[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (upper case, lower case z)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called tseta or tset and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

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

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (upper case, lower case z)

  1. The twenty-sixth and last letter of the German alphabet.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In German handwriting, the letter Z very often receives an additional stroke in the middle: Ƶ. A lack of this stroke may even make the letter look "incomplete" to a great deal of language users. However, the corresponding grapheme Ƶ is virtually never used in printing.

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ˈz]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ˈzeː]

Letter[edit]

Z (upper case, lower case z)

  1. The forty-third letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative Z Z-k
accusative Z-t Z-ket
dative Z-nek Z-knek
instrumental Z-vel Z-kkel
causal-final Z-ért Z-kért
translative Z-vé Z-kké
terminative Z-ig Z-kig
essive-formal Z-ként Z-kként
essive-modal
inessive Z-ben Z-kben
superessive Z-n Z-ken
adessive Z-nél Z-knél
illative Z-be Z-kbe
sublative Z-re Z-kre
allative Z-hez Z-khez
elative Z-ből Z-kből
delative Z-ről Z-kről
ablative Z-től Z-ktől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Z-é Z-ké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Z-éi Z-kéi
Possessive forms of Z
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Z-m Z-im
2nd person sing. Z-d Z-id
3rd person sing. Z-je Z-i
1st person plural Z-nk Z-ink
2nd person plural Z-tek Z-itek
3rd person plural Z-jük Z-ik

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Ido[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (lower case z)

  1. The twenty-sixth letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): /ˈdzɛta/
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /ts/, /dz/

Letter[edit]

Z m or f (invariable, lower case z)

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

Symbol[edit]

Z

  1. The letter zeta in the Greek alphabet

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The letter descended from the Old Italic letter 𐌆 (z) in the Old Latin period, but had long fell into native disuse by the Classical period, when it came back into use, transcribing the Ancient Greek letter Ζ (Z, zeta), which had formerly been transcribed S in initial position and SS in medial position. In writings of the Late Latin period, Z frequently takes the place of S and in the third and fourth centuries often represented word-initial prevocalic di.

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Letter[edit]

Z (upper case, lower case z)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Classical Latin alphabet, called zēta.

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Latvian[edit]

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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]

Z

Z (upper case, lower case z)

  1. The thirty-second 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): [zɛt̚], [zɛk̚], [zi]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable initial) IPA(key): [z]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable final) IPA(key): [s]

Letter[edit]

Z (upper case, lower case z)

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

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Portuguese[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (upper case, lower case z)

  1. The twenty-sixth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (upper case, lower case z)

  1. The thirty-first letter of the Romanian alphabet, called ze, zet, zed, or and written in the Latin script.

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Saanich[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z

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

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Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (lower case z)

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

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Slovene[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (capital, lowercase z)

  1. The 24th letter of the Slovene alphabet. Preceded by V and followed by Ž.

Spanish[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (upper case, lower case z)

  1. The 27th letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Turkish[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (upper case, lower case z)

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

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Zulu[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (upper case, lower case z)

  1. The twenty-sixth letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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