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D U+0044, D
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER D
C
[U+0043]
Basic Latin E
[U+0045]
 
U+216E, Ⅾ
ROMAN NUMERAL FIVE HUNDRED

[U+216D]
Number Forms
[U+216F]
U+FF24, D
FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER D

[U+FF23]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF25]
 
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Etymology 1Edit

  From Etruscan 𐌃 (D), from Greek Δ (D, Delta), from Phoenician 𐤃 (D, dalet).

LetterEdit

D (lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
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Etymology 2Edit

A simplification of Ð under the graphic influence of the letter D, from a standardization of Ɔ superposed on a ⋌ or ⊢, from the practice of circling each hundredth ⋌ (now Roman numeral V), the tally stick notch mark representing five.

Alternative formsEdit

NumeralEdit

D (upper case Roman numeral, lower case d)

  1. (Roman numerals) Five hundred (500).
  2. (ordinal) the five hundredth (500th)

Etymology 3Edit

  • (chemistry, deuterium): abbreviation of deuterium
  • (computing, hexadecimal 13): From its position as the thirteenth element of the series {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E, F}
  • (Germany): abbreviation of German word Deutschland (Germany)

SymbolEdit

D

  1. (chemistry) Deuterium, when it needs to be distinguished from ordinary hydrogen.
  2. (computing) Hexadecimal symbol for thirteen.
  3. A standard size of dry cell battery larger than C.
  4. Vehicle-distinguishing sign for Germany.
  5. (biochemistry) IUPAC one-letter abbreviation for aspartic acid.
  6. (mathematics) The differential operator in calculus and analysis.

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Other representations of D:


EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Old English upper case letter D from 7th century replacement by Latin upper case letter D of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter (d, daeg).

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

D (upper case, lower case d, plural Ds or D's)

  1. The fourth letter of the English alphabet, called dee and written in the Latin script.

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NumberEdit

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The ordinal number fourth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called dee and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2Edit

Various abbreviations

AbbreviationEdit

D

  1. Defense.
  2. (US, politics) Democrat, especially preceding the constituent location.
    D-New York
  3. Divorced.
  4. Down (direction).
  5. Drive, the setting of an automatic transmission.
  6. (printing) Duodecimo, as adopted by the American Library Association.
  7. Dutch language.
  8. (with “The”) The City of Detroit.
  9. (euphemistic) Dick; penis.
    She wants the D!
  10. (electronics) Data.
  11. (Unicode) Canonical Decomposition
  12. (euphemistic) Damn
    • 1878, W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, "I am the Captain of the Pinafore", H.M.S. Pinafore
      CAPTAIN. I never use a big, big DALL. What, never? CAPTAIN. No, never! ALL. What, never? CAPTAIN. Hardly ever! ALL. Hardly ever swears a big, big D
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Derived termsEdit
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Etymology 3Edit

From the shape of the upper case letter "D"

NounEdit

D (plural Ds)

  1. (snooker) The semicircle on the baulk line, inside which the cue ball must be placed at a break-off.

Etymology 4Edit

From the position (4) of the letter D in the English alphabet.

NounEdit

D (plural Ds)

  1. a grade awarded for a class, better than outright failure (which can be F or E depending on the institution) and worse than a C

Proper nounEdit

D

  1. (computer languages) A programming language inspired from C++.

AfarEdit

LetterEdit

D

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

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American Sign LanguageEdit

LetterEdit

  (transliteration needed) (Stokoe D)

  1. The letter D

AzeriEdit

LetterEdit

D upper case (lower case d)

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

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ChineseEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

D

  1. (Cantonese, nonstandard) Alternative spelling of

SuffixEdit

D

  1. (Cantonese, nonstandard) Alternative spelling of

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the Dutch alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fifth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called do and written in the Latin script.

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FinnishEdit

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D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called dee and written in the Latin script.

Usage notesEdit

  • Used only in loanwords except for the weak grade of t.

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

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D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the German alphabet, called de and written in the Latin script.

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German Sign LanguageEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

ProductionEdit

This one-handed GSL sign is produced as follows:

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

LetterEdit

  (transliteration needed)

  1. the letter D

HungarianEdit

 
Compass rose

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

D (plural D-ek)

  1. s. (south). Abbreviation of dél (south).

DeclensionEdit

The declined forms below are used only in writing. When speaking, the declined forms of the full word should be used, as shown at dél.

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

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IdoEdit

PronunciationEdit

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D (lower case d)

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

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ItalianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

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D m, f (invariable, lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the Italian alphabet, called di and written in the Latin script.

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LatvianEdit

 
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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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D

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The sixth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

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MalayEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): [di]
  • (phoneme, syllable-initial) IPA(key): [d]
  • (phoneme, syllable-final) IPA(key): [t̚]

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D

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

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PortugueseEdit

LetterEdit

D (upper case, lower case d)

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

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NounEdit

D m

  1. Abbreviation of dom. (as a title)

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The sixth letter of the Romanian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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SaanichEdit

PronunciationEdit

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D

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

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Skolt SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

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D (lower case d)

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

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SloveneEdit

 
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D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fifth letter of the Slovene alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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SomaliEdit

PronunciationEdit

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D upper case (lower case d)

  1. The seventh letter of the Somali alphabet, called deel and written in the Latin script.

Usage notesEdit

  1. The seventh letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by KH and followed by R.

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SpanishEdit

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D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the Spanish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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TurkishEdit

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D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fifth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called de and written in the Latin script.

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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

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D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The sixth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called , đê, or dờ and written in the Latin script.

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ZuluEdit

LetterEdit

D (upper case, lower case d)

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

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