ket

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See also: Ket, két, kết, -ket, and KET

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɛt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Etymology 1[edit]

From bra-ket notation invented by Paul Dirac, from bracket.

Noun[edit]

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ket (plural kets)

  1. (physics) A column vector, in Hilbert space, especially as representing the state of a quantum mechanical system; the complex conjugate transpose of a bra (a row vector); a ket vector. Symbolised by |...〉.
    A particular ket, say , might be represented by a particular column vector. Its corresponding bra, , would then be represented by the row vector which is the transpose conjugate of that column vector.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Icelandic kjöt (flesh); akin to Swedish kött, Danish kød, and Norwegian kjøtt. The use of the term ket for "candy" or "sweets" probably derived from its use to describe sweet meats or as a deterrent to children.

Noun[edit]

ket (countable and uncountable, plural kets)

  1. (Northern England) Carrion; any filth.
  2. (Northumbria) Sweetmeats.
  3. (Wearside) A sweet, treat or candy.

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Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of ketamine.

Noun[edit]

ket (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial) ketamine
Descendants[edit]
  • Dutch: ket

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

ket (uncountable)

  1. (Scotland) matted wool

Breton[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ked/ before a vowel.
  • IPA(key): /ke/ before a consonant.

Adverb[edit]

ket

  1. not
    N'ouzon ket petra eo. — I don't know what it is.

Usage notes[edit]

Together with ne: ne ... ket. This is the same structure as French ne ... pas.

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch ked, kedde, kidde, meaning young goat. Compare English, Swedish and Danish kid, German Kitz and Kitze, Albanian kedh and kec.

Noun[edit]

ket m (plural ketten, diminutive ketje n)

  1. (Belgium, dialect) a kid
  2. (Belgium, dialect) a young guy

Etymology 2[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English ket.

Noun[edit]

ket c (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Clipping of ketamine.
    Synonym: keta

Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

See kjöt.

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Noun[edit]

ket n (genitive singular kets, no plural)

  1. (regional, dated) meat

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Conjunction[edit]

ket

  1. and

Tocharian B[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Genitive form of kᵤse (who, which).

Pronoun[edit]

ket

  1. whose, to whom, for whom

Further reading[edit]

  • Adams, Douglas Q. (2013), “ket”, in A Dictionary of Tocharian B: Revised and Greatly Enlarged (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 10), Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, →ISBN, pages 203-204