delta

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English[edit]

Ancient Greek Alphabet

gamma
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epsilon
Δ δ
Ancient Greek: δέλτα
Wikipedia article on delta
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 delta on Wikipedia
Lena River delta (landform at the mouth of a river).

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛltə/, [ˈdɛɫtə]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛltə

Noun[edit]

delta (plural deltas)

  1. The fourth letter of the modern Greek alphabet Δ, δ.
  2. A landform at the mouth of a river where it empties into a body of water.
  3. The letter D in the ICAO spelling alphabet, which assigns words to letters of the alphabet.
  4. (mathematics) The symbol Δ.
  5. (computing, informal) A small but noticeable effect. Compare epsilon.
    This will slow the main code path down, but only by delta.
  6. (computing) The set of differences between two versions of a file.
    When you update the file, the system will only save the deltas.
  7. (surveying) The angle subtended at the center of a circular arc.
  8. A type of cargo bike that has one wheel in front and two in back.
  9. (electrical, often attributive) The closed figure produced by connecting three coils or circuits successively, end for end, especially in a three-phase system.
    delta winding; delta connection; delta current
  10. (finance) The rate of change in an option value with respect to the underlying asset's price.
  11. (chemistry) A value in delta notation indicating the relative abundances of isotopes.

Hypernyms[edit]

  • (measure of derivative price sensitivity): Greeks (includes list of coordinate terms)

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

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Verb[edit]

delta (third-person singular simple present deltas, present participle deltaing, simple past and past participle deltaed)

  1. (cryptography) This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    • 2007, B. J. Copeland, “Tunny and Colossus: Breaking the Lorenz Schlüsselzusatz traffic”, in Karl de Leeuw, Jan Bergstra, editors, The History of Information Security: A Comprehensive Handbook, Amsterdam: Elsevier, →ISBN, page 458:
      Turingery worked on deltaed key to produce the deltaed contribution of the chi-wheels. Turing's discovery that delta-ing would reveal information otherwise hidden was essential to the developments that followed.
  2. (computing) This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    • 1992, Israel Silverberg, Source File Management With SCCS, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, →ISBN, page 166:
      The primary function of this command is to delta the product version file (if it has been retrieved for edit). However, prior to deltaing the product version file, the work source tree is searched to verify that no other source files are still waiting to be deltaed.

Anagrams[edit]


Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

Noun[edit]

delta f (plural deltes)

  1. delta (Greek letter)

Noun[edit]

delta m (plural deltes)

  1. delta (landform at the mouth of a river)

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

delta f (plural deltes)

  1. delta; the Greek letter Δ (lowercase δ).
  2. (geography) A delta.

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Czech[edit]

Greek letter
Δδ Previous: gama
Next: epsilon

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta), which is probably of Semitic origin.[1]

Noun[edit]

delta n (indeclinable)

  1. Delta (Greek letter Δ).
  2. (physics) Kind of rays consisting of secondary electrons with enough energy to escape a significant distance away from the primary radiation beam and produce further ionization (delta ray).
  3. Having the shape of the Greek letter Δ.
    delta křídlodelta wing
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta). Originally used for the delta of the Nile, because its forked shape resembled the Greek letter Δ. The word is probably of Semitic origin.[1]

Noun[edit]

delta f

  1. (geography) delta (forked mouth of a river)

Declension[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "delta" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2015, →ISBN, page 137.

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

Noun[edit]

delta n (singular definite deltaet, plural indefinite deltaer)

  1. a river delta
  2. delta (the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet, Δ, δ.)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛl.taː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: del‧ta

Noun[edit]

delta f (plural delta's, diminutive deltaatje n)

  1. The Greek letter delta.
  2. A river delta, a network of one or more rivers and tributaries pouring out into a larger body of water.
    Synonym: rivierdelta

Hypernyms[edit]

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Finnish[edit]

(index d)

Greek letter
Δδ Previous: gamma
Next: epsilon
Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fi

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdelt(ː)ɑ/, [ˈde̞lt̪(ː)ɑ]
  • Rhymes: -eltɑ
  • Syllabification: del‧ta

Noun[edit]

delta

  1. delta (Greek letter)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of delta (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative delta deltat
genitive deltan deltojen
partitive deltaa deltoja
illative deltaan deltoihin
singular plural
nominative delta deltat
accusative nom. delta deltat
gen. deltan
genitive deltan deltojen
deltainrare
partitive deltaa deltoja
inessive deltassa deltoissa
elative deltasta deltoista
illative deltaan deltoihin
adessive deltalla deltoilla
ablative deltalta deltoilta
allative deltalle deltoille
essive deltana deltoina
translative deltaksi deltoiksi
instructive deltoin
abessive deltatta deltoitta
comitative deltoineen
Possessive forms of delta (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person deltani deltamme
2nd person deltasi deltanne
3rd person deltansa

Derived terms[edit]

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Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

delta m (plural delta or deltas)

  1. delta (Greek letter)

Noun[edit]

delta m (plural deltas)

  1. delta (geographical feature)

Further reading[edit]


Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

Noun[edit]

delta m (plural deltas)

  1. delta (Greek letter)
  2. delta (landform at the mouth of a river)

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

delta (plural delták)

  1. delta (Greek letter)
  2. delta (landform at the mouth of a river)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative delta delták
accusative deltát deltákat
dative deltának deltáknak
instrumental deltával deltákkal
causal-final deltáért deltákért
translative deltává deltákká
terminative deltáig deltákig
essive-formal deltaként deltákként
essive-modal
inessive deltában deltákban
superessive deltán deltákon
adessive deltánál deltáknál
illative deltába deltákba
sublative deltára deltákra
allative deltához deltákhoz
elative deltából deltákból
delative deltáról deltákról
ablative deltától deltáktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
deltáé deltáké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
deltáéi deltákéi
Possessive forms of delta
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. deltám deltáim
2nd person sing. deltád deltáid
3rd person sing. deltája deltái
1st person plural deltánk deltáink
2nd person plural deltátok deltáitok
3rd person plural deltájuk deltáik

Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia id

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈdɛlta]
  • Hyphenation: dèl‧ta

Noun[edit]

delta

  1. delta,
    1. The fourth letter of the modern Greek alphabet Δ, δ.
    2. (geography) A landform at the mouth of a river where it empties into a body of water.

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has articles on:
Wikipedia it

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: dèl‧ta

Noun[edit]

delta m (invariable)

  1. delta (all senses)

Derived terms[edit]


Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

delta f (4th declension)

  1. delta (Greek letter)
  2. delta (landform at the mouth of a river)

Declension[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

Noun[edit]

delta m (definite singular deltaen, indefinite plural deltaer, definite plural deltaene)

  1. the Greek letter Δ, δ (delta)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

delta n (definite singular deltaet, indefinite plural delta or deltaer, definite plural deltaene)

  1. a river delta
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From del (part) + ta (take); i.e. to take (a) part in something; to partake in something

Verb[edit]

delta (imperative delta, present tense deltar, passive deltas, simple past deltok, past participle deltatt, present participle deltakende)

  1. to participate; to partake
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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

Noun[edit]

delta m

  1. the Greek letter Δ, δ (delta)
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

delta n (definite singular deltaet, indefinite plural delta, definite plural deltaa)

  1. a river delta
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From del (part) + ta (take); i.e. to take (a) part in something

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

delta (present tense deltek or deltar, past tense deltok, past participle delteke or deltatt, passive infinitive delteken, present participle deltakande, imperative delta)

  1. to participate
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References[edit]


Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has articles on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

delta f

  1. delta
  2. (mathematics, colloquial) discriminant

Declension[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

delta m (plural deltas)

  1. delta (Greek letter)
  2. delta (landform at the mouth of a river)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dêlta/
  • Hyphenation: del‧ta

Noun[edit]

dȅlta f (Cyrillic spelling де̏лта)

  1. delta, the Greek letter Δ, δ

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdelta/, [ˈd̪el̪t̪a]
  • Hyphenation: del‧ta

Noun[edit]

delta f (plural deltas)

  1. Greek letter delta.

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

delta m (plural deltas)

  1. (geography) A delta.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

Noun[edit]

delta n

  1. the Greek letter Δ, δ (delta)
  2. a river delta
Declension[edit]
Declension of delta 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative delta deltat deltan deltana
Genitive deltas deltats deltans deltanas

Etymology 2[edit]

From del (part) + ta(ga) (take); i.e. to take (a) part in something

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

delta

  1. to participate
Conjugation[edit]
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