Last modified on 26 September 2014, at 17:49
LetterK.svg
Character K
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER K
Code point U+004B
Unicode block Basic Latin
J [U+004A] [U+004C] L
Character
Unicode name KELVIN SIGN
Code point U+212A
Unicode block Letterlike Symbols
[U+2129] [U+212B]

TranslingualEdit

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LetterEdit

K upper case (lower case k)

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

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SymbolEdit

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:


EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

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LetterEdit

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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NumberEdit

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 2Edit

AbbreviationEdit

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.
Usage notesEdit

On a baseball scorecard, a frontwards K signifies striking out swinging, while a backwards K signifies striking out looking.

NounEdit

K (plural Ks)

  1. (law, informal) A contract.

American Sign LanguageEdit

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K (Stokoe K)

  1. The letter K

AzeriEdit

LetterEdit

K upper case (lower case k)

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

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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K (capital, lowercase k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Dutch alphabet.

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  • Previous letter: J
  • Next letter: L

EsperantoEdit

LetterEdit

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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AbbreviationEdit

K

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

FinnishEdit

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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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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

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K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the German alphabet.

German Sign LanguageEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

ProductionEdit

This one-handed GSL sign is produced as follows:

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

LetterEdit

K

  1. the letter K

HungarianEdit

Compass rose

EtymologyEdit

Abbreviation of kelet (east).

NounEdit

K

  1. E (east)

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ItalianEdit

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:

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PronunciationEdit

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

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K m, f (invariable, lower case k)

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

Usage notesEdit

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

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LatvianEdit

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia lv

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

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LetterEdit

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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MalayEdit

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia ms

PronunciationEdit

  • (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]

LetterEdit

K

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

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RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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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 SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

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K (lower case k)

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

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SloveneEdit

Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia sl

PronunciationEdit

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K (capital, lowercase k)

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

SomaliEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

LetterEdit

K upper case (lower case k)

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

Usage notesEdit

  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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SpanishEdit

LetterEdit

K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Spanish alphabet.

TurkishEdit

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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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VietnameseEdit

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K (upper case, lower case k)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called ca and written in the Latin script.

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