x

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Letter x.svg
x U+0078, x
LATIN SMALL LETTER X
w
[U+0077]
Basic Latin y
[U+0079]
U+FF58, x
FULLWIDTH LATIN SMALL LETTER X

[U+FF57]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF59]
U+2179.svg
U+2179, ⅹ
SMALL ROMAN NUMERAL TEN

[U+2178]
Number Forms
[U+217A]

Translingual[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology 1[edit]

Letter[edit]

x (upper case X)

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

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Symbol[edit]

x

  1. (IPA) The 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 (in English), 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 (in English):
      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 (in English), 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.
    • 2009 September 8, tammy martinez, “God bless u!”, in cir-b-ksa, Usenet[2] (in Spanish), retrieved 2014-10-26:
      Que DIOS te bendiga, xoxo
      GOD bless you xoxo
    • 2010 September 4, pap...@yahoo.com, “Re: Sortido”, in Medicina UFRJ Turma 1970, Usenet[3] (in Portuguese), retrieved 2014-10-26:
      Pratinha te amo, te amo...XOXO luizbola
      Parinha I love you, I love you...XOXO luizbola
    • 2012, Amanda Jennings, Sworn Secret (in English):
      i love you :)! xxx. She pressed send and stared at him. She giggled when he reached into his pocket and pulled out his phone.
    • 2012, Maya Rodale, Geheimes Spiel der Liebededication (in German):
      XOXO, dein Schreibmädchen, deine Frau
      XOXO, your writing girl, your wife
    • 2013, La voz de Carly[4] (in Spanish):
      Nos vemos en unos días. Te quiero. Xoxo.
      We see each other in a few days. I want you. Xoxo.
    • 1999, Mon évolution par l'Amour[5] (in French), page 134:
      Je t'aime ! Kristel xxxx...
      I love you ! Kristel xxxx...
  6. (computing) A unit of transfer rate of CD drives, equal to 150 KiB per second.
  7. (computing) A unit of transfer rate of DVD drives, equal 1.32 MiB per second.
  8. Alternative spelling of ×
    Dimensions: 1280x720
    3x as much as usual
    • 2017, Karin Loose, Gesunde Lebensführung - Gewusst wie!?: Ernährung + Bewegung + Psyche, BookRix (→ISBN)"
      Nebenzahlreichen sekundären Pflanzenstoffen enthält Moringa: 2x so viel Proteine wie Soja [...]

Usage notes[edit]

Using x (in upper- or lower-case, italicized or not, and sometimes rotated 90 degrees) to indicate multiplication was common in 17th-century mathematical texts.[1] Today, this usage is considered poor typography, but it is nevertheless common because computer keyboards lack a × key.

Etymology 3[edit]

Symbol[edit]

x

  1. , the Roman numeral ten (10)

Alternative forms[edit]

See also[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Other representations of X:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cajori, Florian (December 1914), “The Cross X as a Symbol for Multiplication”, in Nature[1], volume 94, DOI:10.1038/094363c0, pages 363–364

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, plural x's)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the English alphabet, called ex and written in the Latin script.
  2. Forming gender-neutral or otherwise more inclusive versions of words, especially Spanish-derived words by replacing both the masculine -o and feminine -a.
    Chicanx, Latinx, womxn

See also[edit]

  • -x (as in folx, punx)
  • (gender): @

Adjective[edit]

x

  1. Alternative letter-case form of X (intersex or non-binary, in passports and identification documents)

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 August 31, Greg Upchurch, “[Eva][Fanfic] Aright”, in rec.arts.anime.creative, Usenet[6]:
      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 July 7, Arnold Kim, “Re: Favorite couples??”, in alt.tv.buffy-v-slayer, Usenet[7]:
      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 April 29, sephigirl, “Re: [OT] Character selections was: Re: [POLL] Identification”, in alt.fan.utena, Usenet[8]:
      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 Citations:x.
  2. (music) Used in place of and in artist collaborations.
    Taska Black x DROELOE, Steve Aoki x Lauren Jauregui, etc.

See also[edit]


Afar[edit]

Letter[edit]

x

  1. The eighth letter of the Afar alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Azerbaijani[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

x lower case (upper case X)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

x (lower case, upper case X)

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

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: w
  • Next letter: y

Esperanto[edit]

Letter[edit]

x (lower case, upper case X)

  1. (replacement) The letter that represents a diacritic in the x-system, written after the letter in its non-diacriticked form; it is called ikso.
    ambaŭambaux

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

x (lower case, upper case X)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Finnish alphabet, called äks or eks and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

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

See also[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

x (lower case, upper case X)

  1. The twenty-fourth 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.



Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

x

  1. Romanization of 𐍇

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ˈks]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ˈiks]

Letter[edit]

x (lower case, upper case X)

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

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative x x-ek
accusative x-et x-eket
dative x-nek x-eknek
instrumental x-szel x-ekkel
causal-final x-ért x-ekért
translative x-szé x-ekké
terminative x-ig x-ekig
essive-formal x-ként x-ekként
essive-modal
inessive x-ben x-ekben
superessive x-en x-eken
adessive x-nél x-eknél
illative x-be x-ekbe
sublative x-re x-ekre
allative x-hez x-ekhez
elative x-ből x-ekből
delative x-ről x-ekről
ablative x-től x-ektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
x-é x-eké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
x-éi x-ekéi
Possessive forms of x
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. x-em x-eim
2nd person sing. x-ed x-eid
3rd person sing. x-e x-ei
1st person plural x-ünk x-eink
2nd person plural x-etek x-eitek
3rd person plural x-ük x-eik

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

x (upper case X)

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Icelandic alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Ido[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /ks/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /kse/

Letter[edit]

x (upper case X)

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

See also[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

x m or f (invariable)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

The multiplication sign × (which is visually similar to the letter x) is pronounced per in Italian.

Preposition[edit]

x

  1. (text messaging, slang) Abbreviation of per (for).
Usage notes[edit]
  • This convention is not only used for the preposition but also used within words such as, xké (perché), (però).

Latin[edit]

Letter[edit]

x (lower case, upper case X)

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

See also[edit]

  • More information at X.

Malay[edit]

Letter[edit]

x (lower case, upper case X)

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

See also[edit]


Maltese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃ/
  • IPA(key): /ʒ/ (by assimilation to a following voiced obstruent)
  • In a handful of English borrowings, x represents /ʒ/ also in other positions (compare televixin).

Letter[edit]

x (upper case X)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Maltese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Letter[edit]

x

  1. The 24th letter of the Norwegian alphabet.

Usage notes[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

x (lower case, upper case X)

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

See also[edit]


Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

x (lower case, upper case X)

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

See also[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /ks/, /s/, /x/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ˈekis/

Letter[edit]

x (lower case, upper case X)

  1. The 25th letter of the Spanish alphabet.
  2. (uncommon) Forming gender-neutral versions of words by replacing both the masculine o and feminine a.
    chicanx, ellxs, latinx, lxs

See also[edit]

Preposition[edit]

x

  1. (text messaging, Internet slang) por

Zulu[edit]

Letter[edit]

x (lower case, upper case X)

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

See also[edit]