9

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9 U+0039, 9
DIGIT NINE
8
[U+0038]
Basic Latin :
[U+003A]

Translingual

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Glyph origin

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A West Arabic numeral, ultimately from Indic numerals (compare Devanagari ). See 9 § Evolution of the Hindu–Arabic digit for more.

Symbol

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9 (prev 8, next 10)

  1. The cardinal number nine.
  2. A digit in the decimal system of numbering, and also hexadecimal.
  3. (phonetics, Sinosphere, often superscript) tone number 9, in some cases when the language does not have the usual 4 to 8 categories.

Alternative forms

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The following are equivalent forms as digits:

The following are only equivalent as representations of the cardinal number:

See also

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Other representations of 9:

English

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Noun

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9 (plural 9s)

  1. (sports, snowboarding, skiing) Clipping of 900. (900° spin)

Chinese

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Etymology

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(gau2, nine) and (gau1) are near homophones in Cantonese.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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9

  1. (Cantonese, slang, vulgar, euphemistic, leetspeak) Alternative form of
  2. (Cantonese, slang, leetspeak, derogatory or self-deprecatory) Alternative form of (gau2, unpleasant person)
    DC9 [Cantonese]  ―  di1 si1 gau2 [Jyutping]  ―  taxi driver
    IT9 [Cantonese]  ―  aai1 ti1 gau2 [Jyutping]  ―  IT worker

Infix

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9

  1. (Cantonese, slang, vulgar, euphemistic, leetspeak) Alternative form of

Derived terms

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