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LATIN CAPITAL LETTER U
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TranslingualEdit

 
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LetterEdit

U (lower case u)

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

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SymbolEdit

U

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for uranium.
  2. (genetics) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for uracil
  3. (physics) voltage
  4. (mathematics, statistics) uniform distribution
  5. (algebra) unitary group

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

LetterEdit

U (upper case, lower case u, plural Us or U's)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the English alphabet, called u and written in the Latin script.
Coordinate termsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation.

NounEdit

U

  1. A U-turn.
    • 2003, Tony Hillerman, The Sinister Pig, ISBN 0061098787, page 115:
      Do a U across the divider and get on back here to the office.
  2. Abbreviation of university.

AdjectiveEdit

U (comparative Uer, superlative Uest)

  1. (chiefly Britain) Characteristic of the upper classes, particularly in use of language.
    • [1956], Alan S.C. Ross, “U and non-U,” in Brewer’s Anthology of England and the English, David Milsted [1]
      To TAKE a bath is non-U against U to HAVE one’s bath.
    • 1956, Nancy Mitford, Noblesse Oblige: an Inquiry into the Identifiable Characteristics of the English Aristocracy
      In a treatise that still causes ripples in English society, Mitford defined various terms as either U (upper class) or non-U.
    • 1992, Stephan Gramley, Survey of Modern English [2]
      Other, perhaps more contentious generalizations, which nevertheless contain a certain amount of truth, are that afternoon tea is U, starts at four and typically consists of tea, thin sandwiches and cakes.
  2. (British film certificate) Abbreviation of universal. (suitable for all ages)
  3. (education, espionage, usually in parentheses) Abbreviation of unclassified.
  4. Abbreviation of united.
  5. Abbreviation of upper.
AntonymsEdit

PrepositionEdit

U

  1. Abbreviation of under.
    • 2013, Pam Mansell, The Girls of Southend High School 1913-2013: A Century for Women
      In 1992 Susan Lockhart was Captain of the England U16 Hockey Squad.
  2. Abbreviation of up.

Etymology 3Edit

Proper nounEdit

U

  1. A language belonging to the Austro-Asiatic language family which is spoken in China.
SynonymsEdit
Further readingEdit

Etymology 4Edit

Proper nounEdit

U

  1. Alternative form of Ü (Tibetan language)
    • 1924, William Montgomery McGovern, To Lhasa in Disguise: A Secret Expedition Through Mysterious Tibet:
      Among the settled communities of Central Tibet, the Tsang dialect as spoken in Shigatse and the U dialect as spoken in Lhasa hold the field.

AfarEdit

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U

  1. The nineteenth letter in the Afar alphabet.

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American Sign LanguageEdit

LetterEdit

  (transliteration needed) (Stokoe U)

  1. The letter U

AzeriEdit

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U upper case (lower case u)

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

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DutchEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

U (personal & reflexive pronoun, capitalized form of u)

  1. (archaic) Second-person singular & plural, objective & subjective: you (polite).

Usage notesEdit

See usage notes at u.

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Brabantian) a

SynonymsEdit

LetterEdit

U (capital, lowercase u)

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

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  • Previous letter: T
  • Next letter: V

EsperantoEdit

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U (upper case, lower case u)

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

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FinnishEdit

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U (upper case, lower case u)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Finnish alphabet, called uu and written in the Latin script.

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

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U (upper case, lower case u)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the German alphabet.

ItalianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme; name of letter) IPA(key): /u/
  • (phoneme, when followed by a vowel in the same syllable) IPA(key): /w/

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U m, f (invariable, lower case u)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Italian alphabet, called u and written in the Latin script.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

In Latin, the letter U is a modern typographical convention for the vowel form of V. The letter V in ancient times denoted either a vowel or a consonant, see V for more information.

PronunciationEdit

  • Classical: IPA: short /u/, long /u:/

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U

  1. A letter of the Latin alphabet.

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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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U

U (upper case, lower case u)

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

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MalayEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [ju]
  • (Phoneme) IPA(key): [u]
  • (Phoneme, Closed ultima) IPA(key): [o]

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U

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

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PortugueseEdit

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U (upper case, lower case u)

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

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RomanianEdit

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U (capital, lowercase u)

  1. The twenty-sixth letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /u/. Preceded by Ţ and followed by V.

SaanichEdit

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U

  1. The thirty-second letter of the Saanich alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Skolt SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

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U (lower case u)

  1. The thirty-first letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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SloveneEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

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U (capital, lowercase u)

  1. The 22nd letter of the Slovene alphabet. Preceded by T and followed by V.

SomaliEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ʉ/, /u/
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ʔu/

LetterEdit

U upper case (lower case u)

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

Usage notesEdit

  1. The twenty-seventh, and final, letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by O.

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SpanishEdit

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U (upper case, lower case u)

  1. The 22nd letter of the Spanish alphabet.

TurkishEdit

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U (upper case, lower case u)

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

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VietnameseEdit

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U (upper case, lower case u)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called u and written in the Latin script.

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ZuluEdit

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U (upper case, lower case u)

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

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